GALVESTON — A report of shots being fired between two city houses caused the Galveston Police Department to swarm Ferry Road on Thursday afternoon.
Just after 4 p.m., police responded to calls of shots fired in the 500 block of Ferry Road, near the Fish Village neighborhood.
The area the police were called to contains a group of five houses, situated between Ferry Road and Route 168. According to police, the residents of the northern-most home in the group called police to report their neighbor had fired shots into their building.
“There’s obvious bullet holes inside the residence,” said Galveston police Sgt. Joshua Schirard. The police evacuated people from the house into which shots were fired.
When police arrived, they discovered two people, a man and a woman, outside the home from where the shots were believed to have been fired.
Both people were detained by police, but as of Thursday afternoon, no arrests had been made.
“It’s not been determined if either one of them was the shooter or not,” Schirard said.
Neither suspect wanted to talk to the police at the scene, he added.
Even after detaining the two people, police spent about 30 minutes securing the homes.
Police with tactical gear and automatic weapons approached the home, and an officer with a loud speaker ordered anyone in the house to exit.
No one came out.
A police dog from the University of Texas Medical Branch Police Department was used to search the house and found no one.
Schirard said the police did recover two weapons from the house.
Schirard said the property has been the source of calls before for incidents related to firearms.