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Two arsons, one shooting over hour and a half span in Alliance Wednesday night

Posted at 7:05 AM, Aug 17, 2017

Alliance police and firefighters were busy late Wednesday with a shooting and two arson fires.

According to Alliance police, the shooting happened in the parking lot of the Family Dollar at the corner of Union and and Main Streets around 9:30 p.m.

Police said they believe one person was shot but the victim has not been located. A car was surrounded in police tape near the entrance to the store.

A half hour later just before 10 p.m. firefighters responded to the area of South Arch Avenue and East High for the report of a house fire. Once on that scene firefighters found fire throughout a large vacant apartment building.

Investigators say there were rumors of a fire bombing but they found no evidence to support that claim. They however did rule the fire arson but said they had to return in the daylight on Thursday for further investigation.

While battling the fire on South Arch Avenue they received a second fire call around 10:50 p.m. just a block east on South Linden for a trash fire. Firefighters at the South Arch Avenue scene responded and found a recycling bin and trash under the porch of a vacant home on fire. Firefighters quickly extinguished those flames and again investigators ruled that the fire was intentionally set.

Police and firefighters said they have no suspect descriptions for any of the fires or the shooting.