According to a press release; Just before 2:30 Thursday morning police were called to the area of the Third Alarm Bar on New Jersey Street for a possible fight involving a large group.
Once police arrived, they were informed someone had fired about five gunshots; that’s when backup arrived on scene and a search of the area for witnesses and the suspect was conducted.
During their search police say they found a vehicle parked in the area that had been struck by bullets and was leaking a significant amount of gas. The Wheeling Fire Department was called in to clean up the spilled gas, and police later had the car towed away.
Officers interviewed witnesses and were told the suspect got into a white car after firing the shots and left the scene.
Police continue their investigation.
The Wheeling Police Department is currently investigating an incident of shots fired on Wheeling Island from sometime overnight, Wednesday into Thursday.
No further details were being immediately released , but we are working to find out if anyone has been injured and if any arrests have been made in this case.
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