No Injuries, Arrests After Tuscaloosa Man Fires “Warning Shot” Over Game of Ding Dong Ditch
No one was hurt or arrested Sunday after Tuscaloosa Police responded to a shots-fired call that reportedly stemmed from a group of teenagers playing "ding dong ditch."
A Tuscaloosa homeowner posted on a community social media platform Sunday night to say a shooting took place two doors down from her home near 36th Avenue East. She shared a home security video of her family members scrambling for cover with her infant child.
The Tuscaloosa Thread followed up with TPD spokeswoman Stephanie Taylor who confirmed that their officers responded to and investigated calls about the shooting.
Taylor said a group of juveniles were in the area of Shoreview Drive off eastern Skyland Boulevard "knocking on doors and running away" Sunday evening.
She said a 15-year-old in the group kicked the door to one home instead of knocking and caused damage to the door frame.
Taylor said a 75-year-old resident of the home came outside and fired a "warning shot" into the air, causing the teens to run away.
TPD officers responded to the scene and took statements from the teens involved and from the homeowner, but Taylor said as of Monday morning, no charges have been filed in the case.
The incident took place around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Taylor said.
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