White Center Crime Watch update: Overnight gunfire
FIRST REPORT, 11:31 AM: We received multiple reports of gunfire heard in the early morning hours – and finally have some information, via a reader report. A neighbor writes:
In the middle of the night last night (midnight), 4 gunshots heard in front of my house on 14th Ave SW. Cops came within minutes, helicopter circled, neighbors all outside found nothing, and we went back inside. Around 2 am, 7 more shots. This time the cops were here hiding outside, and they say it was an AK47. It hit a nearby house, and the bullets went through 4 walls before lodging in the shower.
The neighbor, who is south of 114th, says deputies have been back and report no arrests yet, but last night, the deputies said they thought the suspects had headed north, and that they believe the specific residence was targeted. We have messages out to try to find out more directly from KCSO and will update with anything we get.
UPDATE, 9:29 PM: KCSO’s Sgt. Cindi West has been looking into this for us and here’s what she reports:
About 12:02 AM, numerous residents in the 11400 block of 14 Ave SW reported hearing shots. Deputies and Guardian one responded to the area and did not locate any victims or suspects. A couple people reported hearing a vehicle speeding away from the area.
1:58 AM – more 911 calls reporting shots in the same area. Deputies were in the area and heard the shots. One house in the area was struck multiple times. At least one of the bullets went into the interior living area of the house. One person was at the house at the time of the incident. No one was injured.
At around 4:18 AM, we received two more 911 calls of people hearing shots. The callers were calling from the area of the 200 block of SW 108th and 500 block SW 106th. No reports of injuries or damage on this one right now.
We do not know what kind of weapon it was. We did not catch anyone and we will have to process the evidence recovered on the second call to see what we find. One deputy reported that he thought it sounded like a rifle.
We don’t know at this time why that specific house was hit or if it was specifically targeted.
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