SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department is investigating reports of a gunman opening fire in the area of Madison Avenue and College Oak Drive Wednesday afternoon.

Officials say no injuries have been reported and the suspect has not been detained.

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The Sheriff’s Department said the suspect was reportedly fired off rounds in the open around 2:45 p.m. An hour later, deputies began to pull back their perimeter search after fielding conflicting reports of where the suspect went. A law enforcement chopper was also in the sky looking for the suspect.

Investigators found several shell casings from a 40 caliber gun in the Jack in the Box parking lot on Madison Avenue.

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A witness at the scene said an argument took place between a 20-year-old and his girlfriend had taken place in the parking lot.

The suspect reportedly pointed a firearm at his victim and fired several rounds. One of the shots hit a parked car in the lot, shattering the rear window. 

Officials at the scene said it was fortunate that the suspect was a poor shot and did injure anyone in the area.

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