PIQUA — A shots fired call led to an intense manhunt for a pair of suspects in the streets of Piqua on Thursday night and into Friday morning.
Piqua police responded to a shots fired call at Mulligans on the square in downtown Piqua just after 11 p.m.
“Reportedly there was a confrontation in the bar (Mulligan’s),” said Deputy Chief Tom Steiner of the Piqua Police Department, “there was a Hispanic male and a white male in there. They both displayed handguns. Someone in the bar told them that they needed to leave. That led to a confrontation. The Hispanic male drew his weapon and fired several shots into the ceiling.” Steiner said that no one was injured in the shooting.
Both suspects fled on foot following the shooting incident. An area perimeter was set up and officers from Piqua were assisted by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers, Troy police and Covington police.
As officers were tracking the fleeing suspects, there was a report of shots fired in the area of Greene and New Streets. It is believed that the incident is related to the one at Mulligan’s.
Multiple K-9 units were dispatched to the scene where attempts to track the suspects proved unsuccessful.
As of 1 a.m. Friday morning, both suspects were still at large. Law enforcement units began to stand down and resume normal patrols.
Radio traffic indicated that law enforcement has a description of the suspects vehicle and will continue to search.