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Handgun found by police wasn’t related to gun shot on Friday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 July 2014 at 12:00 am

MEDINA – The handgun recovered behind a corner store wasn’t related to gunshot fired in Medina at about 11 a.m. on Friday, Medina Police Chief Jose Avila said.

The single shot came from rifle. The gunman fired at two people who fled on foot across South Main Street near Oak Orchard Street. Avila said a verbal altercation started on Church Street and moved to near the corner of South Main and Oak Orchard streets.

The two people who fled on foot weren’t hit but the gunshot, but it came within about a foot of a neighbor working in her garden.

While investigating the crime, police found a handgun in a plastic bag hidden in a bush behind MB’s General Store and Deli.

Avila said the investigation continues in Friday’s altercation and gun shot.