More than 20 rounds fired at Grandview home

GRANDVIEW - Grandview police officers responded to a shots fired report in the 600 block of East Second Street early Tuesday morning. Officers were unable to locate anything suspicious.

Approximately 45 minutes later, at about 3:15 a.m., officers received a report from a person living in the area who reported their house had been fired upon.

By the time a preliminary investigation was complete, 24 bullet holes were located in front of the residence. Four bullets struck a home next door. One bullet struck a vehicle.

"Based on the number of rounds fired, and the grouping of fired casings on the ground, we surmise there were at least two shooters," said Grandview Assistant Police Chief Mark Ware.

There were two adults and five children inside the primary residence when the shots were fired. No injuries were reported.

According to Ware, a 16-year-old who lives at the primary residence has ties to a local gang. He was not home at the time of the incident, Ware said.

Ware said there is nothing in the recent past to indicate the teenager had any confrontations with rival gang members. "There is no specific motive known as to why this residence was targeted," Ware said.

He noted the investigation will be ongoing to identify a possible motive beyond gang ties.

Also yesterday, a home in the 800 block of Larson was burglarized and an X-BOX 360 was reported stolen.


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