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Blotter: Police investigate gunshots fired outside local sports bar

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Julia Falcon, For the Denton Record-Chronicle

Shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday, Denton police reported receiving multiple calls about gunshots fired outside Vitty's Sports Bar, in the 1700 block of Teasley Lane.

Witnesses told police two men were firing shots from a silver Dodge Charger in the parking lot before they drove off, said Officer Shane Kizer, a Denton Police Department spokesman. Officers found about a dozen 9 mm shell casings, he said. There were no reports of injuries or damage.

Other reports

4000 block of Interstate 35 — Denton police released more details about a Friday evening robbery in which a store owner was punched. A robber punched the owner of a gas station in the face before fleeing with some cash Friday evening, according to a police report. 

Kizer said police received a call about a robbery at the Exxon store at about 5:10 p.m. Friday. 

The 62-year-old victim was carrying a bag full of change when the robber assaulted him and grabbed the money, which spilled onto the ground, Kizer said. The man picked up two rolls of quarters and got into the passenger side of a black SUV that left the scene, Kizer said. He said the victim suffered slight swelling on the side of his face.

1700 block of Village East Drive — At around 9 p.m. Saturday, police responded to a call regarding two men and a woman fighting in a parking lot. 

After investigation, police reported that one man struck his wife's best friend after an altercation involving her pet goose. No arrests were made. 

2900 block of West University Drive — Police were called to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton in regards to a girl swallowing an unidentified pill. 

At around 10 p.m., the girl's mother told police that she believes the pill came from restaurant food she had purchased. The victim was treated at the hospital and did not sustain any injuries from the pill. A report was made. 


Between 6 a.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. Sunday, Denton police responded to 162 calls for service, made nine arrests and filed 16 misdemeanor charges.