MPD investigates two gun-related incidents in one week

MARSHALL — Marshall law enforcement has responded to two different incidents involving guns this week, the Marshall Police Department reported. In one incident on Tuesday, the area Emergency Response Unit was activated to execute a search warrant at the residence of a person who allegedly pointed a handgun in an assault. In an unrelated incident early Wednesday, shots were fired into an apartment where people were present.

Both incidents are under investigation, said Marshall Police Sgt. Tim Tomasek in a Wednesday news release.

Early Wednesday morning, residents of an apartment on South 4th Street reported being fired at by an unknown person or people. Investigators found that two shots from what appeared to be a large caliber weapon were fired into the apartment from outside the building, the news release said. One round went through a living room window, through three walls, and into an adjacent apartment’s bathroom. A second round was fired at an upstairs bedroom window, but the round appeared to have fragmented and stayed in the bedroom, the release said.

No one was hurt in the shooting, but there were several people present in the apartments at the time, including a woman and children, the news release said. It is not known if the shooter or shooters were on foot, or in a vehicle.

The shooting is under investigation, and Marshall Police are offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the shooter or shooters. People with information are encouraged to call the police department at 537-7000, the news release said. Callers can remain anonymous.

An apparently unrelated incident involving a gun was reported earlier this week, at a residence on Willow Lane, the news release said.

On Tuesday, Marshall Police, with assistance from the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department and the Brown/Lyon/Redwood/Renville ERU, executed a search warrant at the residence, the release said. The warrant was issued in response to a report that a resident physically assaulted a neighbor and pointed a handgun at him, after a dispute over a dog. Because of the safety concerns of a gun possibly being at the residence, the ERU was called out to help with the search, the news release said.

Police found no resident and no gun during the search, the release said. No arrests were made.