Shooting spree damages several businesses, homes and vehicles
Friday, June 20, 2014 5:20 AM
Police investigators are looking for the person or persons responsible for a shooting spree that left over 25 businesses, homes and vehicles damaged.
The window in front of Chuxter's Guitar Shop.
Windows were damaged throughout downtown by what is believed to be a high-powered pellet rifle, Investigator Bobby Patillo said.
Reports started coming into the police station at around 10 p.m. Thursday, he said.
"Reports are still coming in," the officer said Friday morning.
Throughout the night over 25 businesses were struck including, M&W Used Appliances and Faulkenbery's on Beacon Street, Knots on Main Street, Chuxter's Guitar Shop on Center Avenue, Gipson Cleaners on Beacon Street, Ronnie's Steak and Grill on Pecan Avenue, Central Water on Valley View Drive and Glass Worx on Weyerhaeuser Street, among others.
Several houses were also struck by bullets including some on Poplar Avenue among others.
Patillo said that one caller reported seeing a black extended cab pickup truck with rims, possibly a Dodge or Ford.
"We're also looking for any surveillance footage," he said. "At this point we believe it was a drive-by."
Patillo added that nothing was stolen and no one was injured.
"We believe it was just kids riding around but we're not excluding any possibilities," he said.
Lindsy Renfrow, owner of Knots, said three glass windows and the glass door were struck by bullets.
"It looked like the windows had exploded," she said.
Investigator Patillo has asked anyone with any information to call Crimestoppers at 1-855-485-8477 or 601-485-1860, or call the police department at 601-656-2131.