Published: 4:20 pm, Fri. Apr. 28th, 2017Updated: 4:19 pm
Roswell police were called to two separate shootings that left two people injured Thursday in south Roswell.
The shootings occurred within an hour-and-a-half of one another, but Roswell Police Department investigators do not believe the incidents are related.
The first incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. in the 300 block of East Reed Street.
Investigators believe a neighborhood dispute earlier in the evening led to two men from one residence in that block driving a pickup to another home to confront others. One or more people allegedly exited that house with guns and fired at the two men while they were still in the pickup.
One of the men, age 30, was struck by one or more bullets, resulting in injuries to his leg. The men fled the area in the pickup and called police. RPD officers located the injured man in the parking lot of Farmer’s Country Market at the corner of Garden Avenue and East Second Street, several blocks from where the shooting is believed to have occurred.
The shooting victim was transported by emergency medical personnel to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Police on East Reed used a patrol car PA system to call for the exit of anyone inside the home where the shooting had occurred. After no one emerged, the RPD SWAT team was called to enter the house. No one was found inside.
The victim did not wish to cooperate with police and did not want charges pursued, so further investigation is not underway at this time.
The second incident occurred around 9:50 p.m. in the 400 block of West Forest Street.
A woman and her husband were sitting on the back patio at their house when an exchange of gunfire took place between two vehicles driving in a nearby alley. The woman, age 33, was struck by a bullet in her arm. It is believed the woman was not targeted by the shot but was struck by a stray bullet from the exchange.
She was transported by emergency medical personnel to a local hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening injuries.
Investigators identified, located and questioned a potential suspect in the shooting shortly after the incident. However, no arrests have been made in this case as of this morning, and the investigation is continuing.
Anyone with potential information regarding this case is asked to contact the RPD at 624-6770 or Chaves County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-594-TIPS (8477).