The Allen Jeter Baseball Tournament hosted by the Crossett Eagle baseball team was briefly interrupted Thursday night after teams were sent home as a safety precaution.
Crossett Police Chief J.W. Cruce said an SRO officer working at the Crossett baseball field on Parkway Avenue heard shots coming from the nearby neighborhood at approximately 7 p.m.
Cruce said that the department received phone calls from others in the same neighborhood who reported that shots had been fired, but the officers who responded were unable to find anything.
The reports vary as to how many shots were fired, but witnesses on scene said that it was somewhere between seven and nine shots.
Cruce said Monday morning that the police didn’t have any leads or any additional information and that no gun shot victims were treated at the local hospital after the incident.
Even with no victims and no information about where the shots came from, Crossett Superintendent Gary Williams said the school district decided to postpone the tournament.
“The shots were not on school property, but were close enough that we acted out of an abundance of caution,” Williams said.
The game between Woodlawn and El Dorado, which was the last game on Thursday night’s bracket, was finished Friday afternoon.
The tournament continued through the weekend with no other interruptions.
Crossett School District School Resource Officer Robert Black said that he has been with the district for seven years and he didn’t recall a similar incident happening before.