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No charges had been filed as of late Monday afternoon in connection with a Halloween night shooting on S. Denton Street, according to Gainesville Police Department spokeswoman Belva McClinton.

McClinton said officers were dispatched to the 700 block of S. Denton Street at about 8:36 p.m. on Oct. 31 for a report of a fight in progress. Officers were told a man was standing on the corner with a gun and a shot had been fired, she said.

No injuries were reported.

A 25-year-old man from Thackerville, Oklahoma, was detained, and a small caliber handgun was found, according to McClinton.

The suspect’s name has yet to be released.

Law enforcement officials said the preliminary investigation determined there was a verbal argument between the suspect and a 21-year-old man from Denton.

The argument escalated into a physical altercation and, at some point, the suspect obtained a weapon from his vehicle and fired one round into the ground, according to McClinton.

Police said the investigation is still ongoing, but they are close to having it complete.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact GPD by calling 940-668-7777, or by sending a message through Facebook at Facebook.com/GTPolice. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact the Crimes Tip Hotline at 940-612-0000.

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