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LaGrange police continue search for suspect in park shooting

By Melanie Ruberti

mruberti@civitasmedia.com

A still image from surveillance footage released by the LaGrange Police Department shows the suspect, standing, who allegedly shot at two teens about noon Tuesday. The victims were uninjured.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2016/02/web1_web0218Shooting.jpgA still image from surveillance footage released by the LaGrange Police Department shows the suspect, standing, who allegedly shot at two teens about noon Tuesday. The victims were uninjured.

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LaGRANGE — Investigators with the LaGrange Police Department continue to search for an unidentified man who fired several gunshots at two teens in Calumet Park, 99 Union St., about noon Tuesday.

Officers found the teen victims, a male and female, uninjured.

They told investigators an African-American man walked up to them while they were talking on a bench near the playground and splash pad.

The teens said they got into an argument with the man, who then took out a weapon and started firing at them. The suspect fled toward Ware Street.

According to the teens, the male was wearing dark clothes and a red or dark-colored hat.

LPD investigators captured part of the incident on surveillance cameras at Calumet Park. The video is posted on the LaGrange Police Department and Daily News Facebook pages.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call LaGrange Police at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.

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Check out video showing the suspect on the Daily News Facebook page.

Melanie Ruberti is a reporter with LaGrange Daily News. She may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.