At 10:40 a.m. a police dispatcher sent patrol cars to the intersection of Madison Avenue and Chesterland Avenue to investigate a report of six to eight gunshots.
A witness told the first officer to reach the scene that he’d seen a female with a gun run out of the aptly-named Hair Bomb salon at 13348 Madison Avenue and then run back inside.
Another witness spotted two males exit the rear of the building, hop a fence and run north through the backyards on Chesterland Avenue.
The witness said one of the men looked puerto rican and was wearing a dark shirt and jeans. The other male was described as six foot tall caucasian with a scraggly beard wearing a blue jacket and jeans.
Spent bullet casings were found on the ground outside of the salon.
Officers searched the building and found it empty. The front door was locked, but the side door was open. There were no signs of forced entry. Partially consumed bottles of liquor were found in the basement and on the first floor.
Nearby a two-door Chrysler Sebring with North Carolina license plates had two bullet holes in the passenger side window and possibly two other holes in the car door. It was removed from the scene by Kufner Towing.
The owner of the vehicle had been involved in a disturbance at 1633 Parkwood Road earlier in the morning and was at Lakewood Hospital being treated for head injuries suffered after being struck by a whiskey bottle. He was still there when the shooting occurred.
Officers who followed up at the Parkwood address after the shooting noticed blood on the front door step believed to be from the whiskey bottle incident.
Police were seen dusting the Hair Bomb salon’s front door for fingerprints and are continuing to investigate the incident.
Listen to a condensed 9 minute and 38 second MP3 audio clip of police dispatch traffic of the event.