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Shots fired at Stafford New Years Eve party

At least three residents in the area of Westminster and Picadilly lanes called 911 to report a large party, and then hearing what sounded like fireworks or gunshots.

“They turned out to be gunshots,” said Stafford sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy.

Deputies arrived on the scene at 12:30 a.m. Friday to find a crowd of 30 to 50 people on the streets who had been attending a party. An argument broke out, and then someone fired a handgun.

“They heard what sounded like five or six shots… heard pops, a pause, and then several more pops,” said Kennedy.

Deputies found bullet holes inside nearby apartments. The residents came home to find bullet holes in walls and bedroom furniture.

“It was right where they slept, and had they been home they couldn’t have been injured,” said Kennedy.

No one was hurt.

The shooter could have fled the scene on foot, running in the direction of the Route 610 – Staffordboro Commuter Lot. He’s described as black, with dreadlocks, thin build, 5 feet 9 inches tall, said Kennedy.

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call Stafford Crime Solvers.

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