Shots fired; police investigate

WESTMINSTER police are investigating a shots fired incident (Shutterstock).

Westminster police are investigating what they term an attempted murder incident early Wednesday morning that may be connected to an earlier raid on an alleged illegal gambling establishment.

According to Commander Kevin MacCormick of the WPD, the incident began at about 1:13 a.m. when police received reports of the sounds of gunfire in the 7700 block of Westminster Boulevard (east of Hoover Street).

On Tuesday morning, police had served a search warrant on the reported gambling site nearby. Early Wednesday morning officers arrived at the scene in response to reports of shots fired and found seven to eight shell casings in the alleyway, as well as a vehicle with one bullet hole.

WPD detectives are reviewing video from surrounding businesses for any evidence or leads. No victims of gunshot wounds were located at the scene or in area hospitals.

Anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or has information about it is asked to call Detective H. Tran of the WPD Detective Division at (714) 548-3810.

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