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Erie Police Investigating Mid-Day Shooting On City's West Side

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More gunfire Tuesday afternoon, about a dozen shots ring out on the Erie's west side, leaving one person hospitalized.

Around 1:20 Tuesday afternoon, about a dozen shots ring out in the neighborhood of west 17th and Plum.
One suspect was shot in the ankle, emergency crews took him to the hospital.
He's refusing to give police any details, to help them make any arrests.

Erie police recovered several spent shell casings at the scene. Officers spent some time searching for a gun that witnesses thought they saw a suspect ditch, but police didn't recover any weapons.
Police did bring one person into custody, but no charges were filed.
A witness tell us the gunfire happened after a fight broke out between three men.
Little Italy Neighborhood Watch Coordinator, Wally Brown says this mid-day gunfire is frustrating. Erie's Police Chief Randy Bowers say they're determined to keep after it.

"It's very frustrating, because we keep doing positive things and they keep bringing these negatives," said Brown. "What's sad about it, they're not normally from our neighborhood, they come over here and do this," Brown added.

"It's not a level of frustration for us, we just want the public to know we're going to stay after it," said Chief Bowers. "We're not going to get frustrated and quit, or show anything but determination to continue to follow through on these investigations and make arrests," Bowers added.

Police think a gun may have been ditched nearby. They're asking anyone they may have saw something to give them a call, any tips can remain anonymous.

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