A recent rash of gunplay in Altus has police investigating yet another shooting incident — the seventh in less than a week.

Police are looking into the Wednesday night shooting of a house in the 800 block of Hairston at around 9:15 p.m.

“This is the second shooting investigation in the same immediate area,” according to Police Chief Tim Murphy. “A home was damaged by gunfire and there were no injuries reported. This shooting along with other shootings over the past weekend continue to be investigated.”

Wednesday night’s gunfire follows a half-dozen similar incidents from last weekend.

The first two incidents occurred around 4:30 p.m. Nov. 1. Two homes and a vehicle were struck by gunfire in the 800 block of Hickory Street. Another vehicle was struck at the same time during an incident in the 800 block of Hariston Street.

Responders were called shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, to the 900 block of North Lee where a vehicle was struck by gunfire. Another call around 2:30 a.m. sent police to the 600 block of North Willard where bullets struck another home.

Around 9 a.m., three homes in the 1000 block of North Benson were struck by gunfire, along with two vehicles. The 1500 block of Debbie Street also had a home struck by gunfire around 11:40 a.m.

No injuries were reported at any of these incidents.

Police are asking anyone with information about these shootings to contact the Altus police department at 482-4121 or the Altus/Jackson County Crime Stoppers at 580 482- tips (8477).

Written by Scott Rains: srains@swoknews.com.

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