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Shots fired on Gayle Street, no injuries

July 8, 2011 at 2:08 a.m.
Updated July 9, 2011 at 2:09 a.m.

An officer takes a statement from a resident of Gayle Street following an incident where four shots were fired. Investigation of the situation is ongoing.

A suspect who is believed to have fired four shots at a Gayle Street house was apprehended after leading police on a chase most of Friday evening.

No injuries were reported in the incident, which began at 7:09 p.m.

"It appears it may have been an ex-boyfriend who opened fire on his ex-girlfriend," said Victoria Police Department Senior Patrol Officer John Swenson. "The shots struck a house in the 3000 block of Gayle Street, but none of the occupants were injured."

Swenson said the Police Department is still looking for evidence and investigating what happened.

Victoria Police Department Senior Patrol Officer D. Brogger said the suspect went to the ex-girlfriend's house and asked to speak to her. When she stepped outside, he immediately opened fire on her, missing her and striking a neighboring house.

The man fled on foot, entering another person's home on Swan Drive, but they ran him off, Brogger said. Someone picked him up in a vehicle and he left in an unknown direction of travel.

The 40-year-old suspect was apprehended in the 3700 block of Juan Linn Street at 8:46 p.m., according to Victoria Police Sgt. Robert Rogers.

Rogers said the man will go to jail facing charges of attempted murder and deadly contact.



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