On Friday February 17, 2017 at approximately 3:05 a.m. the Ephrata Police responded to a report of "Shots Fired" outside a residence in the 100 Block of Ridge Avenue, Ephrata Township. Officers found that two persons, using two handguns fired 15-20 shots into the ground and into an unoccupied vehicle on the property. Preliminary investigation suggests that the incident involved an unwelcomed vehicle parked on the property. Alcohol was involved.
Police conducted a crime scene investigation well into the day and recovered the handguns involved.
Both suspects have been identified, but are not yet charged. Police will update when charges are filed at the conclusion of the investigation.