At least 9 shots fired so far this month in Owensboro

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Published: Jan. 24, 2022 at 3:53 PM CST
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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - The newest case of shots fired Monday in Owensboro caused a school’s dismissal to be delayed.

Police say there was a firearm discharge around 2:40 p.m. in the area of 9th and Holly.

They say a vehicle and an occupied home were both hit by gunfire. No one was hurt.

Detectives ask anyone with information to call OPD at 270-687-8888, or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 270-687-8484.

That intersection is just .1 mile from Cravens Elementary, where the incident caused students and staff to stay inside the building at dismissal time.

After a short time, the dismissal resumed.

This makes at least nine incidents where guns have been fired in the city in January.

Many of the cases involve juveniles, and do involve people getting hurt.

Owensboro Mayor addressed the shootings and said that he’s encouraged by decreased criminal activity and only one murder in the city last year. He said that’s a significant decrease compared to previous years.

Here is a map showing dates and general locations of the other shootings in Owensboro this month.

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