Wednesday Feb 18 2009
UPDATE: Knife, bat fight involved 25 people
By: Jenifer Gee Journal Staff Writer
One victim may lose hand
Investigators are still trying to piece together what happened Wednesday night when a fight involving more than 25 people shut down the Auburn Greens area. Around 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sheriff’s Office dispatch started receiving multiple 911 calls that shots had been fired in the area, according to Dena Erwin, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman. Erwin said at least two people were run over by a car driven by a female driver in a fight between two groups of people using bats and knives as their weapons. While initial reports indicated someone had been shot, Erwin confirmed Thursday that none of the victims were injured from a gunshot wound. “During the course of the argument, somebody fired a gun into the air presumably to scare away people,” Lt. Jeff Ausnow said Wednesday night. Erwin said one victim might lose his hand while others suffered minor knife wounds and injuries from being hit by a bat. Erwin said at this point deputies are unsure how many people were sent to local hospitals. Investigators searched two apartments and seized two firearms. Authorities are still in the middle of the investigation, Erwin said Thursday afternoon. More details will be published as they become available. The Journal's Jenifer Gee can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or post a comment.