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Police probe Pardue Street shooting

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No arrests made in Oct. 25 incident

By Jesef Williams

A resident of Palmetto Place Apartments said it’s hard to sleep at night with the shooting that occurs in her neighborhood.

The housing complex, formerly known as Pardue Street Apartments, was disturbed last week by an apparent shooting that authorities continue to investigate.

At 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, officers with the Lancaster Police Department came to the complex in response to a call about a shooting.

Though no victims or evidence was found, several people told police they heard a gunshot. One resident said she saw a man get shot at while driving out of the complex, according to a Lancaster Police Department report.

A resident, who wished to remain anonymous, told The Lancaster News she saw a burgundy truck and a turquoise-colored car speed away moments after the shooting. Then minutes later, the car returned to the apartment complex, she said.

Though disturbed, the woman said the shooting isn’t a rarity. She said it’s not uncommon to hear gunshots “one, two or three times” per month.

“People don’t sleep well at night worrying about what’s going to happen, because a bullet don’t have a name,” she said. “I hear shooting, I’m on the floor.”

Police spoke with another resident who said she saw a group of more than 10 people standing in the breezeway between the 700 and 800 block of the apartments. One of those people fired a gun, she told police.

The resident said she knew one person in the group, who lives on Gay Street. Police went there to speak with that person, who was uncooperative, the report said.

He told police he was at the apartment complex, but left before any shooting occurred. No arrests have been made.

If you know anything about the shooting, you are asked to call the Lancaster Police Department at (803) 283-1174

You can also call the department’s anonymous tips hotline at (803) 289-6040.

 

Contact reporter Jesef Williams at (803) 283-1152