Police say gunfire at Muncie park wounds 2 men

MUNCIE, Ind. - Police in Muncie say two men were wounded in an exchange of gunfire near a city park's busy basketball court.

Muncie police Sgt. Kirk Mace says the shooting happened about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in Heekin Park on the city's south side.

"There were approximately seven shots fired. Four from one weapon and three from another," Sgt. Michael Engle with the Muncie Police Department said.

Mace tells The Star Press (http://tspne.ws/11doLdD) that two young adult men suffered non-life-threatening wounds. He said one was hit in the leg, while the other has a forearm wound.

Tristan Twilley, 19, was recovering after he was shot in the leg. His grandfather wasn't blaming the park or the basketball game.

"They play basketball in the park all the time and nothing happens. It's an isolated incident," grandfather Willie Johnson said.

Jarrell Phillips, 14, was a witness to the incident.

"We all just ran that way toward the basketball court. Yeah I was scared cause I didn't want to get shot," Phillips said.

Investigators believe gunshots were fired at and from at least one vehicle that was parked near the park's basketball court.

Mace says 60 to 100 people were at the basketball court at the time, but witnesses weren't cooperating with officers.

Muncie officials said they had no plans to remove the basketball goals from Heekin Park.

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