Update: 7:27 p.m.
Eight people were arrested following a following a shootout that left one man injured Thursday afternoon, police said.
Officers responded to the area of Fourth Street between D and E streets after receiving reports of shots fired at about 12:45 p.m., according to Lt. Ben Horner of the Union City Police Department.
According to a press release issued Thursday evening, investigators believe that two groups of individuals exchanged fire following an argument and that up to 20 or 30 people may have been involved.
The initial argument appeared to involve a man and a woman who were dating, police said.
Responding officers located a vehicle matching the description of one involved in the shooting and have arrested all of the passengers, Lt. Kelly Musgrove of the UCPD said.
Though there were no victims at the scene when officers arrived, a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg was admitted to a local hospital around the same time.
The man, an 18-year-old Union City resident, was later identified as a victim of the shooting. His wound was not life-threatening, Musgrove said.
Based on the large number of those involved, police are not sure how many suspects or victims there may be, Musgrove said.
The shooting did not appear to be gang-related or connected to other recent shootings in the area, he said.
At 6 p.m., police still had part of the area blocked off with a handful of investigators on scene.
Residents in the area said they heard about 10 gunshots. At least 11 evidence markers, which may indicate bullet shell casings, were scattered almost the entire length of the block. A black car with a dented fender also had an evidence marker placed atop it.
Some witnesses said a fight had occurred at a Fourth Street home shortly before the shots rang out.
"All the things that have been happening here — it's too much, too close to home," a nearby resident said.
Thursday's shooting is just one in a recent surge of violent activity in Union City.
- Just last Thursday, an 18-year-old man investigation on the west end of Union City.
- On June 26 a 22-year-old man was critically injured after being shot multiple times near Sixth Street and Whipple Road in Decoto.
- On June 14, , 34, was shot and killed on the 4100 block of Venus Place in the Contempo Homes community.
- On May 14, , 34, was shot and killed on the 33600 block of Eighth Street in Decoto.
- Just three days later, on May 17 , 49, was shot and killed on the 600 block of Whipple Road.
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