Another drive-by shooting reported

Clovis' third drive-by shooting in a week erupted Wednesday night, blocks from the Clovis High School Freshman Academy and Cameo Elementary School.

Clovis police said no one was injured and no one was home at the apparent target house in the 1900 block of Cameo.

In an email response to questions about the shooting, police spokesman Capt. Patrick Whitney said: "Nobody was there when officers first arrived. The homeowner showed up later and denied any knowledge of who or why he would be having his house shot at. Homeowner was less than cooperative."

Police offered no other details.

Neighbors who asked not to be named said they were rattled by at least four and possibly six shots fired from a passing vehicles about 10 p.m.

"It was loud," said one man, pointing to a house at 1929 Cameo with what appeared to be two dime-size bullet holes in the front door and another in a front window near the door. "I heard four shots and it sounded like they fired two more when they turned at the corner."

No one answered the door at 1929 Cameo on Thursday afternoon.

Another neighbor said, "We heard shots and hit the floor."

It was the third drive-by shooting that has shattered neighborhoods in Clovis since Feb. 19. That night, two Clovis men are accused of riddling Mary Apodaca's house with a spray of bullets in the 1200 block of Lea Street.

The following night, the home the two accused shared with their mother in the 2900 block of Horn was hit by gunfire along with a parked car in what the mother, Christina Romo, described as a retaliation shooting.

There's no known connection between the earlier shootings and Wednesday's incident.

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