Home shot after candy runs out

Shots were fired Thursday night after a Hicks Street resident stopped handing out candy to neighborhood children and a fight broke out.

According to Richmond County sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Carrier, a resident on the 1600 block of Hicks Street was handing out candy shortly after 9 p.m. to about 15 children between the ages of 5 months and 14 years old. After the candy ran out, a fight began between the children and police were called. Around 10:30 p.m. deputies were called back to the area after gunshots were reported.

Carrier said four people were seen running through the street shortly after the fight yelling, “This is our hood.”

Witnesses told deputies shots were fired in the air and then struck the Hicks Street residence where the candy had been passed out.

Police said they are searching for Jessie Shelley, 21, who is a suspect in the shooting.

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