Barton County Sheriff's Office investigates disturbance with shots fired

BARTON COUNTY, Kan. The Barton County Sheriff's Office investigates a disturbance where someone fired a shotgun round into a crowd.

The sheriff's office says no one suffered serious injures, but at least four people were struck by birdshot in the early-Sunday-morning call at a residence in the 1500 block of Northeast 100th Road, near Claflin.

At about 2:35 a.m. Sunday, deputies responded to a report of shots fired at a group of people.

"Initial investigation indicates there was a disturbance at the residence during a social gathering," the sheriff's office says. "During the course of the disturbance, at least one round from a handgun was fired into the air."

The sheriff's office says the person who fired at least one round into the air left the area, but returned a short time later.

"It was at this point an occupant of (a) vehicle fired a shotgun round into the crowd," the sheriff's office says.

The sheriff's office identified possible suspects and says arrests are pending further investigation.