Three overnight shooting incidents, one arrest
Police are investigating three shootings that happened late Saturday and early Sunday, including one where a person was arrested.
No one was reportedly injured in the shootings and police do not know if they are related.
Garyoudehwa Gbayou Garmondeh, 28, is charged with recklessly endangering another person and discharging a firearm in the city.
According to police, at 4:11 a.m. on Aug. 7, East Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire at Mr. Hookah, located at 14919 Southeast Stark Street. Officers quickly arrived in the area and saw a lone male subject firing a handgun, who then ran into the building.
Officers established a perimeter and formed a tactical plan to evacuate the building. An employee came out of the building and was called to the officers location to be interviewed. Officers learned that the employee, Garmondeh, was the person they saw saw firing the gun.
Police say the investigation revealed that an unknown person drove into the parking lot and someone in the car began firing a gun toward the business. Garmondeh then fired his gun into the air and retreated into the building.
Officers removed the 40 to 50 people inside the building and checked them for weapons. A handgun was located inside the business that officers determined belonged to Garmondeh.
Before that, at 11:54 p.m. on Aug. 6, North Precinct officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire in the area of Northeast 9th Avenue and Holman Street. When officers arrived in the area, they located evidence of gunfire, including damage to a residence and a parked car. No gunshot victims were located at the scene or arrived at any area hospitals.
After that, at 3:22 a.m. Sunday morning, Central Precinct officers responded to reports of gunfire in the area of Northeast 22nd Avenue and Glisan Street. Officers in the area heard the gunfire and quickly located evidence of gunfire. No damage was located and no gunshot victims were located at the scene or arrived at any area hospitals.