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03/28/08-Longview

Multiple Shots Fired At Longview Park

    Longview police are still looking for numerous people after a child is caught in the crossfire of a shootout at a park.   It happened around 12:30 yesterday afternoon, at Birdie Park off Niblick road.   Witnesses say an unknown group in a green van opened fire at another group of people sitting on a bench at Birdie Park. Those on the park bench had a gun and returned fire. Two of those shots hit a home on Birdie place. The homeowner says one shot narrowly missed their toddler playing inside.

      "You know at this point we don't know if this was a particular individual targeting another individual or if it was random but regardless we don't need people carrying weapons in parks and having running gun battles back and forth so we need to find out what was going on and exactly what happened" says Longview police sergeant Shawn Pendleton.

    All parties fled after the shooting, with no one injured. Anyone with information is asked to call Longview police. Bob Hallmark reporting/bhallmark@kltv.com

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