Clinton police are investigating a Thursday shooting on Williams Street, in which a man approached two others and began to fire shots at them. The alleged shooter and the two victims all fled from the scene following the incident.
Officers responded to the shooting call at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at 704 Williams St. According to initial reports, there were two men standing in the front of the home talking when a third suspect walked up to them. There was believed to be a dispute of some sort, during which the man who walked up to the two others pulled a gun and began to fire as he chased them.
Evidence of the shooting was seized by police, however officers are still seeking details on the incident. “We found at least two shell casings,” Clinton police Chief Jay Tilley said.
Two men fled into the home at 704 Williams St., where Simon Lee Nelson, 69, is a resident. Tilley said Nelson, who was in the home with his elderly mother at the time of the incident, was not involved. He said the two men ran into the home to escape the gunman and subsequently left in a vehicle. The gunman ran off into the neighborhood, the chief noted.
There were not believed to be injuries in the shooting, however those involved are still being sought for questioning, Tilley said.
“There is no evidence they were injured,” he reiterated. “They haven’t reported the incident to police.”
Anyone with information about the Williams Street shooting is encouraged to call the Clinton Police Department at 910-592-3105 or email email@example.com.
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