Shooting investigation continues |

Shooting investigation continues

Police interviewing possible suspects

Paul Shockley

Craig police are still piecing together facts from a Thursday incident during which a man allegedly fired a weapon at a passing motorist in a trailer park on the southeast side of the city.

With an ongoing investigation, police are withholding names in incident which occurred at about 6:45 p.m. in the area of Third Street and Lincoln in a mobile home park.

The alleged victim in the case, a male in his 30s, met police after the incident at the east Kum & Go store, reporting that a man had walked out of his mobile unit in the park, and fired “several” gun shots at his vehicle, according to Bill Leonard, administrative sergeant with the Craig Police Department.

The driver’s sports utility vehicle, which was impounded by police, had one bullet hole in the area of its rear gate, Leonard said, adding it was impossible to determine how fresh the shot was.

The same individual was unable to describe the weapon used in the alleged incident, the sergeant added.

Police interviewed the alleged shooter that same night, but no charges were filed. Leonard couldn’t comment if the man had an alibi, or if he owned a firearm, while it was unknown whether he was home alone that night in the mobile unit.

Stranger to Craig police is the silence Thursday night and Friday around the trailer park.

“Nobody called it in, and usually we get them,” said Leonard, whose officers were searching for witnesses Friday.

No witnesses were found in the area Thursday night, or anyone who heard the shots, he said.

Leonard said the streets in the area are lighted.

The victim, who was alone in his vehicle, did not indicate any history of animosity toward the shooter, or vise versa, according to police.

“They had known each other,” Leonard said.

Charges against any supposed shooter could range from possible felony menacing to attempted murder.

Paul Shockley can be reached at 824-7031 or at

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