Selma woman grazed in apartment shootings

Published 10:20 pm Saturday, January 24, 2015

By Blake Deshazo

The Selma Times-Journal

A Selma woman suffered minor injuries Thursday night after multiple shootings on Nannie Drive and Lewis Street, according to the Selma Police Department.

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A press release from the police department stated four apartments were shot into Thursday night around 6:45 p.m.

One of the bullets struck a 43-year old woman, who was inside one of the apartments on the 100 block of Nannie Drive, when the shooting started.

“She was sitting on the couch, and when the [gunmen] were shooting at the apartment she leaned forward to lay on the floor and got hit,” said Selma Police Department Sgt. Evelyn Ghant. “A bullet grazed her on the shoulder.”

The 43-year-old victim, Ghant said, was transported to Vaughan Regional Medical Center’s emergency room for her minor injury to be treated. She was later released from the hospital.

There were other residents in both Nannie Drive apartments, but the 43-year-old was the only one injured, according to Ghant.

The second shooting, Ghant said, happened on the 2400 block of Lewis Street just moments after the first one.

“A patrol officer was patrolling in that area and heard the shots,” Ghant said. “As he was approaching [Nannie Drive], he noticed that there were several guys running towards Lewis Street.”

Ghant said the gunmen fired into two more apartments, one of which was occupied by an adult and three children. The other apartment was unoccupied.

“The shots in one apartment went through four bedrooms,” Ghant said. “Luckily the people in that second apartment on Lewis Street were OK.”

According to the release, the Selma Crime Scene Unit recovered a total of 21 shell casings from the scenes. Further investigation revealed three different weapons were used in the shootings—a 12-gauge shotgun, a 9 mm and a .45-caliber.

Ghant said the police department hopes the casings can help them find who is responsible for the shootings.

The shootings could be related, Ghant said, to another shooting that happened earlier last week on Atlee Street.

Ghant said there are no known suspects at this time, and the case is still under investigation.

Anyone with information can call the Secret Witness Line at 874-2190 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-442-7463.