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Police investigate shooting

July 18, 2014

DTL staff

Wednesday night saw the fourth alleged shooting of the summer at Town Creek Apartments on West Half Mile Road in West Point.
Just before 7 p.m. Wednesday, WPPD officers were dispatched to the apartment complex in reference to shots allegedly being fired, according to the incident report. When officers arrived they were informed by residents that the incident took place in the middle of the complex between two of the apartment buildings.
According to the report, 911 dispatch told officers that two groups were alleged shooting at each other from Town Creek to Norris Court on Bugg Street, and that a suspect wearing a white T-shirt had fled the scene. When officers arrived they were unable to locate a shooter or possible victims, according to the report.
Residents at Town Creek informed investigators they heard shots, but never actually saw what happened because they were all inside their homes when the incident allegedly took place. Witnesses offered no description of the shooter or any possible victims, according to the report.
Officers searched and secured the complex, including vacant apartments, and were able to recover three .380 caliber shell casings near one of the buildings. Investigators contacted hospitals in the surrounding areas, and none reported any gunshot victims.
Brinkley said officers noticed upon arrival that there were children playing in the area but were unable to determine if they were outside when the alleged shooting occurred.

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