Police received a call of shots fired on E Street between 5th and 4th streets in Sparks at about 12:30 p.m. Friday, responding with SWAT members, a consolidated gang unit officer and a K-9 unit.
Sgt. John Franz confirmed late Friday that persons interviewed at the scene admitted to shooting guns, though at press time police had not recovered any weapons. No one was hurt in the incident, he said, and no arrests had been made, though interviews were ongoing. Franz said the incident appeared to be gang-related but that neither drugs nor alcohol appeard to be a factor.
In responding to the call, SWAT officers and the K-9 unit shouted into a house ordering the occupants to come out. Three young Hispanic men in their teens or early 20s came out of the house.
Older neighbors gathered outside to watch the activity and when kids were released from school, some teens stopped to see what was going on.