FERGUSON, Mo. — Police are still investigating after they say two rounds of shots were fired at them while trying to make arrests during a burglary.
Officers say around 5:30 Tuesday evening, dispatchers got a call for a burglary in progress at 9163 West Florissant. The business located there, Beauty Town, had been burned during the unrest in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting.
When officers arrived at the scene, they told six people they were under arrest and began to take them into custody.
That’s when officers say a round of shots was fired at them from the Sharondale Apartments, located behind the store. As they ducked to keep from getting hit, officers say a second round of gunfire came from across the street.
Officers say they called for backup and set up a perimeter around the scene. They were not able to find any weapons or suspects believed to be involved in the shooting.
The six people arrested are being charged with burglary.
Police say the shooting appears to be a sporadic incident that was not planned.
No one was injured during the incident.
Six suspects were taken into custody on Tuesday evening for an alleged attempted burglary of a burned-out beauty store.
Ferguson police Sgt. Harry Dilworth said at about 6 p.m. police received a report of a burglary in progress at the Beauty Town near West Florissant and Ferguson Avenues. Police said the suspects on Tuesday were in the basement of the Beauty Town where some hair supplies were still stored.
While officers responded and made the arrests, Dilworth said gunfire was heard coming from the nearby Park Ridge Apartments, which overlooks the back of the salon’s building.
“It was a volley of rounds,” Dilworth said.
No one was injured.
Beauty Town has been looted at several points during the Ferguson unrest. In November it was burned after a St. Louis County grand jury declined to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. – STL Today