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Shots fired, caught on tape, at Booker T. Washington apartments.

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Police are investigating situation where shots have been fired at Booker T Washington apartments.

The incident occurred at 3:55 p.m. today, June 20, 2013.

The owner of Chico's Window Tinting, a shop directly across from the apartments, says he witnessed the entire incident and caught it on surveillance tape. He says that what he saw was two men shooting back and forth at each other.

Witnesses and people living in the area say the young man goes by the name "twin" and is believed to have been living at this apartment complex a block away from where the shooting happening. 

 

Brandi Scales lives in the area, she witnessed a suspected running across the street. 

"This is like the second shoot out they had this month. Really they need to clean BTW up like they said they were going to do close it on down and get the old folks in there" Scales said. 

The owner at Chico's Tint shop told News Leader 9 that he chased one of the suspects from Veterans Parkway to this apartment complex on 3rd Avenue.

This is the suspect in a white T shirt. He leaves from a gas station where witnesses say he bought cigars and this up close photo was snapped. He crosses the street to BTW. 

In the he suspect starts to run after bullets are hurled his way. He hides behind a building and draws weapon himself and then returns fire to the other suspect. He then crosses the street again. This is where the owner of Chico's tint shop went after that suspect.  Police combed the area for bullet shells.

They have yet to apprehend suspects.

Scales is hoping that today's event will inspire leaders in the community to speed up the process of revamping this area. 

"Its mess over there, its drugs and it's the older women bringing in the younger women and their children, they just need to clean it up over there," Scales said. 

 Earlier it was believed that a child was injured in the shooting. We have since learned that no was injured. If you have any information you are asked to call police that number 706-653-3300

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