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Police investigating report of possible gunfire on Vine Street in Batavia

By Howard B. Owens

There may have been at least one gunshot fired late this afternoon in the vicinity of 23 and 25 Vine St., Batavia, according to police.

The report of gunfire is unconfirmed.

Witnesses reported to police that a person fired a shot down the driveway between two houses.

There were apparently people outside at the time of the incident, according to Det. Sgt. Matt Lutey, who managed to take cover or otherwise avoid the gunfire.

Nobody was injured in the incident.

Since no building was struck, Lutey said, there is no physical evidence at this time to confirm that shots were fired.  

Lutey said police do not know at this time what type of weapon might have been involved. There is no suspect description available at this time.

There are multiple residents in the area, including small children.  The residents were discussing the incident among themselves, that it was "crazy" and that children and pets could have been hurt.

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