CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Two people were arrested Monday evening after a fight in the parking lot of Andrew Jackson Middle School led to gunshots, said Lt. Sean Crosier of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department.
Police responded to a call that a large group of people was fighting in the parking lot about 7:10 p.m. Monday. The caller also said there was gunfire, according to police.
When Cpl. J.S. Cochran arrived at the scene, several people were still fighting. As Cochran approached the group, Fred W. Hammon Jr., 29, of Dalewood Drive, Cross Lanes, allegedly tossed a handgun in his direction.
Police arrested Hammon and charged him with three counts of wanton endangerment for allegedly firing the pistol and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Anthony Wayne Randolph, 21, of Dover Drive, Cross Lanes, was charged with two counts of unlawful wounding for hitting two people with brass knuckles, Crosier said.
Police determined that the two groups met for the return of money that one stole from the other. Gregory Jordan, 41, of Clayburn Drive, Cross Lanes, and Austin Jordan, 20, of Cross Lanes, both received head injuries and refused medical attention.
Hammon also complained of a head injury and was taken to Thomas Memorial Hospital before being taken to the South Central Regional Jail.