No injuries after shots fired incident

Staff Report

No one was hurt after shots fired were reported early Sunday morning, Charleston Det. Tony West said.

The shots were reported at 2 a.m. in the vicinity of 11th Street and Hayes Avenue. The suspect has not yet been identified, and neither have any victims.

West said nobody approached the police department seeking assistance, and nobody came forward as a victim.

He added that the hospital would contact the police if anyone were admitted with gunshot wounds.

There was no evidence recovered from the scene, West said, and the area is still being investigated.

West said police officers have been talking to residents of the neighborhood and anyone who might have been in the area.

“(When) you get a call like this, (that’s) vague, happened in the area, it’s hard to pin down,” West said. “The officers found no obvious evidence of guns fired, blood on the ground, nothing you’d see on Hollywood shows.”

West said there is no connection between the robbery that happened at 10th Street and Hayes Avenue and the shots, which happened on 11th Street and Hayes Avenue.

“What happened was a random deal,” West said, though it is not the first time shots have been fired.

Any more information on this incident should be directed to the Charleston Police at 345-8422 or the University Police Department at 581-3212.

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