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One dead, two injured in several Roswell shootings 


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Roswell police responded to three separate shootings late Friday and early Saturday, including one in which a man died.

Police were dispatched to the Raintree Apartments on West McGaffey Street shortly before midnight Friday after a man was shot in the chest during a social gathering inside an apartment, according to a press release from the Roswell Police Department.

The victim, Brandon Patterson, 25, was transported to a local hospital and later pronounced deceased. A suspect was later arrested and detained, though police had not released the name of the alleged shooter as of press time Saturday.

Friday 11:45 p.m.

Moments earlier, police had responded to reports of numerous shots fired at the intersection of West McGaffey Street and Rancho Road, according to the press release.

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Investigators believe that shooting was sparked by a verbal altercation that the occupants of two vehicles had with three individuals who exited a nearby house.

According to the press release, the subjects of the vehicles drove away when one of the men who had come out of the house chased them and gunfire was exchanged at the intersection.

The driver of one of the vehicles — an 18-year-old male — was later transported to a hospital after he was shot in the elbow. According to the press release, it is believed that the wounded driver did not fire any shots but the driver of the second vehicle had.

Police, as of Saturday, were still searching for a male who was driving the second vehicle. Also, the man who was running after the vehicles and allegedly shot at them remained at large.

Saturday 5 a.m.

Hours later, officers were called to the 1000 block of West Summit Street in response to another shooting in which a 24-year-old man was shot in the leg.

The shooting is believed to have happened following a verbal altercation between the victim and another man in front of a house, the press release states.

The injured man was later treated at a local hospital for a non-life-threatening injury. Police are still working to identify a suspect in that case.

People with information in any of these shootings are encouraged to contact the Roswell Police Department at 575-624-6770.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext, 301, or breakingnews@rdrnews.com.

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