2 narrowly missed by multiple shots fired in Middletown parking lot

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Shots fired outside the Elks

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Police are investigating multiple shots fired in the parking lot of a Middletown club early Sunday morning.

Officers were called to the Elks Lodge on Eighth Avenue at about 12:30 a.m. and found multiple shell casings in the parking lot, according to the police report.

An employee played the security camera video for officers that showed two males shooting at each other. The employee said he heard the shots and called police.

Two silver vehicles were also observed on the tape leaving the scene and a person was seen firing from the open door of a minivan.

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A Chrysler 200 parked in the lot was hit by gunfire. Officers also found 11 bullet casings in the parking lot.

Rashann Kurtz and Shontel Roberts told officers they were in the Elks having drinks and saw a large number of men come into the club and begin staring the security camera. They became uncomfortable thinking something might happen and decided to leave, according to the police report.

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While sitting in the car, the two said they heard loud noise and their ears began to ring. Roberts said she felt a gust of air pass by her head, and they took cover.

Middletown Lt. Scott Reeve said there were no injuries and detectives are investigating the incident.

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