The discovery of shots fired at a home Monday morning on Delaware is believed by police to be tied to Sunday’s double homicide investigation. Roads were closed off Monday morning in the area of Delaware and Ashland Ave. for a shooting investigation.
Capt. Jeff Wilson with the St. Joseph Police Department told our reporter on scene that more than 10 shots were believed to be fired at a residence on Delaware about a half a block west of Ashland. No one was hurt during the incident and no one was believed to be at home at the time it took place.
“We can’t even confirm that anybody was in there,” Captain Wilson told reporters. “If someone’s in a residence when it’s shot at that’s an extremely dangerous situation, so it would be very fortunate if someone was in there that they weren’t struck.”
“All we can tell you for sure is that right now there is no one injured in that house when we went in and cleared it,” he said.
Wilson said investigators believe this incident is tied to a double homicide investigation that took place Sunday on Safari. The shots fired into the home on Delaware were believed to have been fired sometime overnight Sunday. Wilson said they do not know if the shooting incident was some kind of retaliation for the weekend homicides, and he would not confirm any gang connection.
As we previously reported, officers were called out on a report of shots fired at a van in the 1900 block of Safari Dr. around 10:18 a.m. Sunday. When officers arrived they found one person dead inside the van and one person dead outside of the vehicle. The victims have been identified by police as two Hispanic men ages 25 and 22.
Police said four people were taken into custody Sunday evening in connection with the homicide investigation. Three Hispanic men ages 34, 31, and 26 and one Hispanic woman age 29.
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