Detectives are investigating the shooting of two men Thursday night.
Islands Precinct officers patrolling on Waters Avenue investigated shots fired in the area of E. 36th and Live Oak streets about 10:28 p.m. "They were advised that a male had been seen with a wound on a porch on the 1200 block of N.E. 36th, but were unable to locate him," a police department spokesman says.
Four minutes later police responded to a shooting at Mississippi and Ohio avenues to find two vehicles with multiple bullet holes abandoned in the street.
Officers quickly spotted a male in his early 20s attempting to hide a handgun in a nearby McDonald’s restaurant on Pennsylvania Avenue and took him into custody. About the same time, two other males in their early 20s arrived at a hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds.
Detectives are trying to determine where each of the men was injured. They arrested one of the victims on an entering auto warrant from an area law enforcement agency.
Names of all those involved have been withheld during the investigation.
While officers were on scene at the first incident, they heard gunshots again and found a vehicle with bullet holes at Waters Avenue and East 35th Street. No one with injuries was located.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.