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Monroe Police investigate two Sunday evening shootings

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Monroe Police are investigating two separate shootings that occurred Sunday evening.

Police released the following information:

At approximately5:00 PM on today's date, Monroe Police responded to a reportedshots fired call in the area of Burg Jones Lane and Deloach St. Investigation revealed that a crowd of people were gathered on thestreet in the 2600 block of Deloach when a fight started. During thecourse of this incident, an unknown subject produced a handgun andfired at least three shots. As of this time, no one was struck orinjured during this incident. One bullet was found to have entered aresidence on the street through a window and lodged in a wall. Persons were present inside and outside the residence at the time ofthe incident. No residents of the home were injured during thisincident. Shell casings were recovered from the scene and theinvestigation is ongoing. It is believed at this time that theresidents of the home were not the intended victims of the suspect.

Atapproximately 7:00 PM, Monroe Police responded to a reported shootingof a man that occurred in the 1800 block of Powell Ave. Initialinvestigation shows that the male victim was confronted on the streetby a group of subjects when an altercation ensued. During the courseof this altercation an unknown suspect produced a handgun and shotonce, striking the victim in the shoulder. The victim is beingtreated at an area hospital for what is described at this time asnon-life threatening injuries. Monroe Detectives are on scene andinterviewing witnesses and conducting a review of the crime scene. No suspect information is available at this time. The investigationis ongoing.

Thetwo incidents are not believed to be related.

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