Police investigate drive-by shooting in Yuma

YUMA, Ariz.- Gun shots were fired over the weekend and police are looking for who pulled the trigger.

The crime happened in broad daylight and nearby residents are saying what upset them the most about the shooting was in put innocent bystanders in danger. The incident happened on Avenue B  and First Street, so far investigators don’t know much of what lead to the shooting and are still trying to piece the incident together.

“There was a white SUV, he was headed northbound on Avenue B heading towards the river and he came up to the stop sign. There was a red passenger car that was headed eastbound on the stop sign,” said Lori Franklin who is with the Yuma Police Department (YPD).

YPD says, the red car started shooting at the white SUV while at the intersection. The SUV then made a u-turn and began following the red car. Neither party reported the incident to police and there were no reports of gunshot injuries at Yuma Regional Medical Center.

Eyewitness who live near the intersection say, “I heard about seven shots fast, sounded like shots and that was it. It was really fast and I looked out the window and I saw nothing unusual” said Sherry Camarena.

“It was about four o’clock and we heard like someone was hitting the wall very hard, but it sounded like it wasn’t being hit by wood or rock. It just sounded very loud and that’s when we went outside and that’s when we found out there was a shooting,”said Frank De Santiago.

De Santiago, continues to say he is upset that the shooting took place. Other residents are worried it could have injured many innocent people.

“Angry, because I am kind of mad because this is a family residence. There is kids around, there is a park right there for someone to come and do that just to shoot for fun it just doesn’t make sense,” said De Santiago.

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