Witnesses to Thursday's Scottsville shooting speak out

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SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (WBKO) -- A shooting in Scottsville Thursday sends one to the hospital, one person arrested, but the gunman is still on the loose. 13 News sat down with two people who were at the shooting to get their side of the story.

"We didn't expect anyone to have a gun there," says Shawn Chandler, witness and involved in incident.

Several speak out about what happened Thursday night on Poplar street when police responded to shots fired.

"An unknown person came up right here where the markers are, fired multiple rounds at some people that were standing up here," says Asst. Chief Darren Tabor, Scottsville Police Department.

Those people were two separate groups who coordinated to meet up regarding rising conflict over the past few months, according to Shawn Chandler.

"So basically we just told them to roll up and we'd have a good old fashion fist fight and get it over with," says Chandler.

Chandler says the conflict was over bullying.

"It didn't have anything to do with drugs as far as I know anyway," he says.

However, he says a physical fight never actually broke out.

"There wasn't any fighting going on before," Chandler explains. "We were just yelling at each other, and no fighting ever came of it- just the gunshots, then we ran."

"The dude that had a gun, we have no idea who he is."

Police say the gunman fled from the scene in a white pick up truck. Driving that truck was Chandler's mother.

"She had been kidnapped by this dude and held at gunpoint and told to drive or die."

According to police, Penny Chandler is being held in the Scottsville Detention center on the following charges: (1) Assault 1st Degree, (2) Tampering with Physical Evidence, (3) Falsely Reporting an Incident.

"She's being punished because she was taken against her will and forced to drive this man somewhere."

"I have lived with her all my life and I have never seen this man that had this gun in my life."

Meanwhile, officials are still searching for answers.

"We don't know a motive right now, the relation to what this person was to the person who was shot," says Asst. Chief Tabor.

Shawn Chandler says the police have his contact information and he is waiting to be interviewed by them.

13 News reached out to the Scottsville Police Department for a further statement, but they said there is no update they can provide at this time as the investigation continues.



 
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