The Monticello Police Department is continuing the investigation of numerous reports of shots being fired around this community last weekend, and they are seeking help from the public in solving what can best be described at this point as a mystery.
Monticello Police Chief Joe Bybee said several officers are actively
investigating the cases, which began on Saturday evening when local
residents began to call the 911 dispatch center to report multiple
gunshots. The calls began to come in quickly and were from various
areas of the city.
"We had calls everywhere, from the Damron Addition to the south end
of Main Street and from West Monticello Subdivision to Michigan
Avenue," stated Bybee.
Many residents reported it sounding like a clip was being unloaded.
But Bybee said that officers who responded to the reports have found
no damage to property and no shell casings in any of the areas.
The 911 dispatch center received several similar calls on Sunday and
Sun-day night, according to Bybee. There was a report of a gunshot
wound victim Sunday afternoon, but Kentucky State Police, who
investigated, said it was not connected to the random shooting
Bybee said no more reports of gunshots had been received as of
Monday afternoon. The investigation remains active and anyone who can
help police is asked to call the 911 dispatch center.
Bybee advised local residents to be alert and aware of their
surroundings and to report any suspicious activity to the police. He
said that the more details residents can provide dispatchers when they call the 911 center will help officers with their response.