4th arrest made in connection with after prom party shooting in Paducah
PADUCAH, Ky. (KFVS) - Two adults and two juveniles have been arrested and charged in connection with a shooting at a prom after party in Paducah, Kentucky.
The fourth arrest was made around noon on Thursday.
According to the Paducah Police Department, witness statements and evidence collected revealed their was a fourth shooter.
Police said 21-year-old Dylan M. Hammond, of Hickman, is accused of firing a handgun multiple times in a parking lot at the W.C. Young Community Center on Sunday, April 30 around 1:10 a.m.
An after prom party was taking place at the time.
A 20-year-old male, an 18-year-old female, a 14-year-old female and a 17-year-old male were injured by either gunshots of flying shrapnel. Their injuries were non-life-threatening.
Hammond is charged with four counts first degree assault and 12 counts first degree wanton endangerment.
In addition to Hammond, 20-year-old Omariyon Harper, of Union City, Tennessee, and two juveniles have been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting.
Paducah Police said Harper and two juvenile suspects were involved in an ongoing disagreement.
Investigators claim Harper and a 17-year-old male allegedly shot at each other in the parking lot. A 16-year-old male is accused of participating in the altercation.
Police have not said how Hammond was allegedly involved in the shooting.
Harper is charged with four counts first degree assault and 12 counts first degree wanton endangerment.
He turned himself in to the Union City Police Department on Wednesday evening.
The 17-year-old and 16-year-old suspects are in custody at the the McCracken County Juvenile Detention Center.
Both turned themselves into Paducah Police on Wednesday morning.
The 17-year-old suspect is facing four counts first degree assault, 12 counts of first degree wanton endangerment and one count of possession of a firearm by a juvenile.
The 16-year-old is facing four counts of complicity to first degree assault and two counts of possession of a firearm by a juvenile.
Police said Harper and the 17-year-old could face additional endangerment charges.
In response to the shooting, Paducah Tilghman High School made guidance counselors, social workers, school-based therapists and others available to students on Monday. There was also an increased police presence at school to help ensure the safety of the students.
Police said their investigation into the shooting is ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Paducah Police 270-444-8550. A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest or an indictment.
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