A confusing incident scene and a long holiday weekend conspired to add to the mystery surrounding the account of a “shots fired” scare disrupting Saturday’s rally against neighborhood violence at Powell Barnett Park.
Here’s the brief report on the situation provided to Central District News by SPD Tuesday afternoon about the Saturday incident:
At approximately 1800 hours radio received multiple calls of shots fired in Powell Barnett Park. Callers were saying that shots were being fired and “lots of people” were running from the park. Multiple officers responded and flooded the park area. There were conflicting reports of the shooter and descriptions of various vehicles that may have been fleeing the scene. Officers could locate a real scene due to conflicting witness accounts.
A spate of gunfire incidents marred the long Labor Day holiday weekend in the Central District but no victims or damage was identified in any of the reports.