Authorities called after neighbors hear shots 'ring out'

Cary Ashby • May 10, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Police were unable to find a firearm, bullet cases or any ammunition in a home after residents in the Trux Street area reported hearing shots fired recently.

Dispatchers with the Police Department received a 9-1-1 call about 10 p.m. May 3 in which the caller reported hearing people screaming after shots were fired. Detective Cameron Dailey responded to Trux Street and found the caller standing on the porch.

The person reported hearing "a shot ring out and people started screaming out for help," Dailey said. The caller also said a black pickup truck pulled out of the driveway where the shots reportedly originated and headed toward Plymouth High School.

"Just as they said that, another shot rang out," Dailey said.

The detective had the person get back inside as well as neighbors who started to gather outside.

"Other neighbors were coming out of their houses because they heard shots," Dailey said.

After someone reported seeing several juveniles inside the residence in question, Dailey questioned four juveniles who were there with an infant who was about 18 months old. The detective estimated the juveniles were 17 and younger and said they denied knowing anything.

About that time, the Richland County Sheriff's Office arrived for back-up and the mother of three of the children pulled into the driveway.

"She said there are no weapons in the house. She doesn't believe in guns," Dailey said.

Police notified Richland County Services due to the living conditions of the house.

"A family member picked up the infant. The other children remain there," Dailey said.

The incident remains under investigation.

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