Gun fired in overnight Medford dispute, but no one injured

Medford police are investigating an argument that led to gunfire early this morning outside a west Medford Mexican restaurant.

At about 3 a.m. today, police were called to reports of shots fired in the parking lot outside the Muchas Gracias restaurant at 2305 W. Main St., Medford police Lt. Bob Hansen said.

An argument had broken out among people in the lot and one man got a gun out of the trunk of a white sedan and fired several shots toward at least one person he was arguing with, Hansen said. The shots hit the side of the building, but didn't cause significant damage. Police don't think employees of the restaurant were involved.

The unidentified shooter got into the car and left. The vehicle was last seen driving north away from the shopping center where the 24-hour restaurant is, Hansen said.

Witnesses told police the car had a black man, a Hispanic man and two women inside.

Initial reports indicated that one person was quarrelling with the group in the car, but a crowd had gathered and multiple people were outside when the shots were fired, Hansen said.

"We're getting conflicting information on what happened," he said.

Right now there is no indication that the altercation was gang related, Hansen said. Investigators will continue to piece together information to determine what the conflict was about.

— Anita Burke

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