SPD has a report up this morning regarding some 4th of July shenanigans involving firepower much more dangerous than bottlerockets. But we’re looking into another Central District shooting incident with even more serious implications. Here’s the note we received on the Monday afternoon incident from neighbor Jesse:
There was a shooting at 23rd and Jackson this morning around 12:30pm, two people shooting at eachother across 23rd near the bank of America and the npower office. We heard about 4 shots and one b/m with dreds ran off and got into a black Mercedes suv.
There were no injuries related to the incident reported. SPD has not yet confirmed the details but we do see details of the 911 call that came in about the noontime incident.
UPDATE: SPD confirms there were several calls about one suspect shooting towards another near 23rd and Jackson. They said the incident occurred at 12:26 p.m. Both suspect had guns, but the report only notes one of them shooting. No suspects or victims were found, and no property damage was located. No other details were available.
In the meantime, here are details of the late-night shots fired incident involving a legally registered handgun that was quickly ditched but recovered by SPD. No arrests, SPD reports — but evidence and fingerprints gathered:
On July 4th, at approximately 11:39 PM, East Precinct officers responded to a report of a suspect firing shots into the air from a handgun in the 3000 Block of East Harrison Street. The report stated that a young black male was firing a gun into the air. Officers arrived and observed a group of black males who matched the description of the suspect. The group fled from the officers on foot, but were quickly caught and detained in the 100 Block of 31st Avenue East.
Officers recovered a .40 caliber Glock pistol and a partially loaded magazine for the gun hidden under a hedge in the yard of the house the group was stopped in front of, the home of one of the suspects. The original witness was brought by the detained group, but would not identifiy the suspect. A check of the weapon showed that it was legally registered to one of the suspects. Officers recovered several spent shell casings on the sidewalk. There were no reports of any injuries or property damage. Officers submitted the handgun, magazine, and shell casings into evidence for a fingerprint analysis and documented the incident. All parties involved were identified and released.