911 caller in Fairfield incident: ‘There’s a guy in a white hoodie with a gun shooting’

Fairfield police are investigating a Sunday evening, Dec. 27, 2020, shooting at Bargo's Grill & Tap at 7105 Dixie Highway (Ohio 4), Fairfield. No one was injured and police say suspects have been identified. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF
Fairfield police are investigating a Sunday evening, Dec. 27, 2020, shooting at Bargo's Grill & Tap at 7105 Dixie Highway (Ohio 4), Fairfield. No one was injured and police say suspects have been identified. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Credit: Nick Graham

Credit: Nick Graham

People were running inside a Fairfield bar on Sunday evening as a man in a white hooded sweatshirt began shooting at a white SUV, according to police and a pair of 911 calls.

Around 7:19 p.m. Sunday, shots were fired in the parking lot at Bargo’s Bar & Tap, 7105 Dixie Highway, which resulted in bystanders racing inside the business, according to the bartender who called 911 callers.

“Please come to Bargo’s at the corner of Route 4 and Mack Road, someone is shooting (outside),” said the bartender. “I don’t know anything, I just hear the gunshots outside and people are running in (the bar).”

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The bartender said people were running inside the bar and “ducking down.”

The second caller was a mother of an 8-month-old, who was stopped at a red light on northbound Ohio 4 at Mack and Muhlhauser roads.

“I look to my left and there’s a guy in a white hoodie with a gun shooting at a white Range Rover,” the caller said.

The woman pulled away from the intersection when the light turned green but said she saw the SUV leave the parking lot westbound on Mack Road and the man in the sweatshirt was near the back of the bar’s parking lot.

Fairfield police Sgt. Becky Ervin said no one was hit or injured, and the only property damaged was the vehicle fleeing the bar’s parking lot.

“And from what we can tell, it appears they know each other, so it’s not a case where someone is randomly targeting people,” she said.

Ervin said investigators are following leads and talking with suspects. There is also no indication the shooting is gang-related.

“We’re still looking into things. I think it’s just two parties that maybe just don’t care for each other,” she said. “For the most part, we have people identified. We know who the people are that are involved.”

Only one vehicle involved sustained damage in the shooting, Ervin said.

Witnesses to the shooting have cooperated with police, she said.

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