UPDATE: Arrest Made in Overnight Shooting
Jeff Garretson - Thu 08:37 AM 09/27/2012
21-year old Rex Vaughn allegedly fired multiple shots into 2 parked vehicles in Central Salina. A stay bullet also entered a house. The only injury was Vaughn himself, who accidentally shot himself in the hand.
One man is arrested after multiple shots are fired overnight.
According to Lt. Scott Siemsen, officers responded to the 700 block of S. 11th just after 1:30am Thursday morning.
Police found six bullet holes in the driver's side of a 1996 Mercury Sable parked on the street - and ten .40-caliber shell casings at the scene. The vehicle was unoccupied.
An occupied house at 414 W. Crawford was hit by a bullet. Siemsen tells KSAL News that the .40-caliber bullet went through the front window and lodged in a bathroom door. No one was injured.
During the investigation, officers heard more gunfire a block away and found an unoccupied work van damaged. Police say a Blue Sky Satellite van from Wichita had the back glass shot out and five receiver satellite dishes damaged. Officers found five .40-caliber shell casings on the street in the 700 block of S. 10th.
Officers then observed three subjects walking in the 700 block of S. 9th. After interviewing the three, 21-year old Rex C. Vaughn, 746 S. 9th #D, was transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his hand.
Police used a warrant to search Vaughn's home and found a Taurus brand .40-caliber handgun.
Vaughn was treated for a wound on his pinkie finger, then arrested.
He is facing multiple charges that include 1 count of discharge of a firearm into an occupied dwelling, and 1 count of simple battery.
Damage to the Mercury Sable is estimated at $2,000, while $200 damage was done to the house on Crawford.
Blue Sky Satellite estimates the damage to the van at $250 while listing $2,000 in damage to the five satellite receivers.
Police say the two other people walking with Vaughn were not involved in the crime. Police do not anticipate further arrests.