Late night disturbance leads to shooting
By LeaAnne Klentzman
In the section of Richmond known as “Freeman Town” a disturbance in progress garnered all the attention of local police early Tuesday morning, just minutes after midnight.
About 1:30 Tuesday morning Christopher Branch, 27, of Richmond showed up at Oak Bend Medical Center suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. According to reports, Richmond Police were called to a disturbance with shots fired in the 400 block of Travis at 12:30 a.m. Witnesses at the scene told police that several men had been fighting in the front yard of a nearby residence when a shot rang out; the crowd scattered. It is believed that Branch suffered his injury at that time.
As police canvased the area they were unable to find any gunshot victims. Witnesses declined to tell police if anyone had even been hit. However, as officers worked the scene, they were notified by Oak Bend Medical Center that a patient had just arrived with a “fresh gunshot wound to the leg” said Richmond police spokesman Master Sergeant Lowell Neinast. Neinast said, “Officers talked with the Christopher Branch at the ER, but he was unable to name the man who shot him.”
Branch is expected to make a full recovery. No other injuries were reported during this altercation. The cause of the disturbance remains under investigation.
Richmond police are asking anyone with information about this case to contact the Richmond Police Department at 281-342-2849 or Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS. All calls may remain anonymous.
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