DeKALB – DeKalb police responded to reports of gunfire Thursday afternoon in the 1100 block of Varsity Boulevard in the city’s Annie Glidden North neighborhood, though police say they haven’t confirmed that a shooting occurred.
DeKalb Police Chief David Byrd said the call about a possible shooting came in at about 4:54 p.m. Thursday.
“Someone thought they heard a shooting, they heard a shot fired,” Byrd said.
Byrd said callers told police there might have seen someone running from the scene after they heard what could have been gunshots.
“At this point, there is no one injured and no crime scene as of yet,” Byrd said. “So we haven’t found any casings or anything like that.”
Byrd said there were no arrests made, no one in custody or no identified people of interest as of yet.
Byrd’s comments come after a 6:08 p.m. Thursday DeKalb emergency text alert notified residents of police “investigating shots fired in the 1100 block of Varsity Boulevard” and asking them to “please avoid the area until further notice.”
As of about 6:30 p.m., Byrd said he still encouraged residents to steer clear of the area in the meantime while police investigate.
“Until we’re sure we have or don’t have a crime scene,” Byrd said. “And go from there.”
This is a developing story which may be updated as more information becomes available.