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Harrisburg police investigate shooting

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UPDATED: JANUARY 29, 2018 10:25 p.m.

HARRISBURG -- Two suspects now face charges after separate shooting incidents on Sunday.

Witnesses reported erratic drivers and people shooting at each other in the area of Feazel St. and Longley St.

Officers found one vehicle involved at the corner of W. Poplar St. and Capitol St.

Three people inside that vehicle were taken in for questioning.

A short time later, dispatch got a call about someone shooting at a home in the 1300 block of S. Delmar St.

Investigators found evidence that linked that shooting to one of the occupants in the car.

Ramonte S. Scott faces an unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon charge. Investigators will seek additional charges against him as well.

Around 10:00 p.m. officers learned who was in the second vehicle involved.

Rodney D. Weeks came into the police department for questioning.

He's now facing charges of unlawful use of a weapon by a convicted felon, unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and aggravated discharge of a firearm.

Weeks could face additional charges as well.

A firearm recovered during the investigation had previously been stolen from Saline County.


HARRISBURG -- Police responded to a drive-by shooting which turned into a chase Sunday afternoon in Harrisburg.

"People don't feel safe going out in their yards on a pretty Sunday afternoon because they have to worry about a drive-by, people shooting at each other," said Harrisburg Mayor John McPeek. "No one has been hurt but it's sad that this is happening in our community."

Police told News 3 that shooting involved two vehicles, with bullets coming from one of them toward the other vehicle. The whole chase lasted under one minute, starting near Dorrisville Baptist church and ending near the intersection of Poplar street and Old 13, according to officials. 

Police shut part of the road down for about one hour to process the car involved. 

"It's scary and it's something that I know our chief of police and our police department are addressing," McPeek said. 

Harrisburg Police Chief David Morris told News 3 officers detained three people for questioning. He said the shooting could be tied to other incidents that have taken place recently. 

Police are still investigating the incident. We'll have more information for you as it becomes available.

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