HARRISBURG — A 15-year-old girl was released from a hospital and is recovering at home after getting struck once in the hip during a late night Sunday shooting at a residence in the 500 block of North Granger Street.

“We don’t have nothing on this shooting. No one saw a vehicle or someone walk by. We expect the case to break soon, even though people are being tight-lipped about it,” said Harrisburg Police Chief Robert Smith about an investigation into the shooting that occurred shortly after 11:30 p.m.

Police reported five or six shots were fired at the residence. The victim was lying on a couch when she was struck by one of the shots. Two relatives of hers were in the house, but they were not shot, Smith said.

The residence was the same location of a similar shooting in June. A 37-year-old woman, Aretha Coleman, was shot once in the stomach. Police arrested Keiwan Taylor, 22, of Harrisburg in connection to that incident. He was charged with aggravated battery/discharge of a firearm and felon in use and possession of a firearm and is scheduled for a 9 a.m. Oct. 26 pretrial hearing. Taylor had a court appearance Friday for aggravated battery of a peace officer, causing bodily harm and resisting arrest. He has another pretrial appearance for those charges at 9 a.m. Dec. 7. He remains incarcerated in Saline County Detention Center.

“Anything we say is speculative,” Smith said about the June and most recent shootings being related. “Thankfully, no one was killed.”

Anyone with information on the most recent shooting can call the Harrisburg Police Department at 618-252-8661.


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