Shots Fired Downtown
No injuries have been reported after shots were allegedly fired in downtown Jamestown early Sunday morning.
According to a news release from the Jamestown Police Department, officers arrived outside The Q, located at West Second and Cherry streets, following a report that several shots were fired at 12:30 a.m.
Officers determined an argument inside The Q continued into the street, where a subject described as a black male in his early to mid 20s, 6 feet tall, weighing 180 pounds, fired three shots toward several people as they stood in the area of West Second and Cherry streets.
“This was a very dangerous situation,” said Captain Robert Samuelson of the Jamestown Police Department. “Someone could have been hurt or killed.”
Samuelson said the police are still trying to determine the identity of the shooter and that victims were being uncooperative. Police are looking for anyone who knows something about the shooting.
“We would appreciate any help,” he said.
Investigators are working to identify the shooter and a possible motive. Anyone with information is asked to contact JPD, or they can leave an anonymous tip on the department’s tip line at 483-Tips (8477). All calls will be kept confidential.
In December 2011 another shooting occurred outside of The Q when Raymond Johnson fired a shot into the air during a confrontation.
“There was an event at the Q, a hip-hop show … and as a result from that, a group from out of town and several locals got into a disagreement,” Samuelson said at the time.
Johnson, who originally fled the scene of the incident, turned himself in a week later.