Police are now asking the public to help to find the suspect.
We reported this past weekend that 9 people are in the hospital after a shooting on 18th Ave. and Cleveland Ave. An argument erupted inside of J&R Party Hall when unknown persons fired shots into the building.
Now police are saying the victims are not cooperating with their investigation to help solve their investigation. People involved are reporting refusing to even give police their real names.
“At this point, eight of the nine people we have been able to talk with,” Alex-Bouzounis said. “And, eight of the nine people have not been cooperative with our investigation, which is making it tough to locate suspects. And, in this case, we are saying suspects. We believe multiple people fired multiple shots.”
Alex-Bouzounis said in cases like this, victims typically are fearful for charges to be filed or for any kind of retaliation.
Those victims range in age from 20 to 33 years old. They consist of five females and four males. Alex-Bouzounis said the worst injury was to a female who was shot in her torso. Checking on her condition Sunday afternoon, Alex-Bouzounis said she is doing better and is expected to be OK.
Police are asking the public if you have any information to please contact them and come forward.