Three detained for Wednesday night shooting incident
Friday, June 14, 2013 9:00 AM
Three people were detained for questioning after reports of weapons being brandished and multiple shots fired earlier this week in the northwestern part of the city, the authorities said.
Police Chief Bill Cox said investigators are also looking for a fourth person in connection with the incident which began late Wednesday night and ended early Thursday morning.
Two 911 calls came in after 10:30 p.m. Wednesday reporting that weapons had been brandished at the Sportsmen-Vs Club, located at the intersection of Ivy Street and Carver Avenue, Cox said.
Just after 11 p.m., several 911 calls came in that shots had been fired from a vehicle on Ivy Street. A second call came in at 1 a.m. Thursday about shots fired around south Donald Avenue.
Cox said that no one was injured but a single bullet struck a residence.
Two county deputies were called in to back up the city officers as they searched for those firing the weapons.
After questioning witnesses, police were able to gather enough information to execute search warrants for two residences in the city, the police chief said.
Two weapons were recovered from one house: an AK-47 and a .45-caliber handgun.
Cox was unable to provide a motive for why the weapons were brandished or the shots fired.
While no one has been formally charged, Cox said that those involved could face charges from firing a weapon in the city limits to more serious charges depending on the intent and type of weapon used.