Overnight scuffle in downtown Waco escalated into shots fired

Posted at 2:53 AM, Dec 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-16 04:21:01-05

Waco police rushed to a bar in the 700 block of Austin Avenue overnight in relation to a fight that resulted in someone firing shots from a vehicle. 

According to authorities, during an on-going fight  that involved more than 10 people  behind Muddle, two shots rang out on 8th Street between Austin Avenue and Washington Avenue.

The call came in around 1:45 a.m.  Police reported no injuries, but did temporarily block off Austin Avenue and 8th street--which were reopened around 2 a.m.. 

 Witnesses told police the shots came from a dark colored truck driving through the area.

Officers saw a vehicle fitting that description and conducted a traffic stop but later discovered that vehicle was not the one in question. A man in the vehicle was arrested on unrelated charges, including unlawful carrying of a weapon and possession of a controlled substance.

News Channel 25's Estephany Escobar contributed to this report.

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