YUMA, Ariz. – Crime scene tape remained Wednesday where Yuma Police responded to shots fired at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon. It happened on 27th St. near 18th Ave.
A neighbor who did not want his face on camera says he was home at the time.
“I heard six quick shots, and I heard a vehicle drive off,” said Charles who lives nearby.
Investigators say five men were standing on 27th St. when they confronted to other men inside a car. That was when someone fired a gun into the vehicle. Glass was scattered across the road.
“I thought it was kids playing around or something. I didn’t know,” explained Charles.
It is unclear what caused the altercation, but detectives do not believe it was gang related. Police say no one was hurt from the gunfire.
Elias Castro has lived in this neighborhood for 40 years.
“Not too long ago, we had a drive by shooting about four houses behind me, so it doesn’t surprise me that that happened,” Castro said.
He saw 27th St. blocked off by officers several hours later. Police had surrounded a home on 19th Ave. where they believed suspects from the afternoon shooting were hiding. Several people inside were detained and taken into custody but were ultimately released.
Yuma Police officials did not provide a description of any suspects but said this case is under investigation.