A half-dozen shooting calls over the weekend have resulted in no injuries but several homes and vehicles were damaged, and Altus police are looking to stop them before they escalate.

Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy is asking for the public’s help in finding those responsible for the irresponsible gunplay.

Officers first got wind of what was going on around 4:30 p.m. Friday when they responded to a pair of shooting incidents. At the first, in the 800 block of Hickory Street, two homes and a vehicle were struck by gunfire, Murphy said. Another vehicle was struck at the same time during an incident in the 800 block of Hariston Street.

Saturday remained relatively calm but in the early moments of Sunday, police would be investigating four separate incidents.

Responders were called shortly before 2 a.m. to the 900 block of North Lee where a vehicle was struck by gunfire. Murphy said another call around 2:30 a.m. sent police to the 600 block of North Willard where a home was damaged from gunfire.

Police were on their way again around 9 a.m. when three homes in the 1000 block of North Benson were struck by gunfire, along with two vehicles. The 1500 block of Debbie Street was officers’ destination around 11:40 a.m. when another home was struck by gunfire.

Although no injuries were reported at any of these incidents, Murphy said it’s only a matter of time until someone gets hurt. Investigators are hoping to gain clues from the prior incidents and end things before the shootings escalate further.

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). You can remain anonymous and you could be eligible for a cash reward.

Written by Scott Rains: srains@swoknews.com.

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