Police have 2 in Custody in Neighborhood Evacuation Shooting
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GREEN BAY- An evacuation on Green Bay's west side forced dozens of people out of their homes this morning after reports of gun shots fired outside of a house on Ashland Avenue.
Police have two people in custody. 21-year-old Erica Kaufman and 23-year-old Joseph Tynan.
The situation started around 2:30 in the morning. Police were called when neighbors said they heard gun shots. This is the second time in a little over a month cops swarmed the area in the middle of the night and blocked off roads.
Allen Haack woke up to something unexpected this morning.
"I woke up to a boom," said Allen Haack. Haack has lived near Ashland Avenue for the past 8 years.
Around 6:00 AM police had his house surrounded with squad cars and guns pointed at his neighbor's home.
"I saw anywhere from 20 to 26 police vehicles out in front here," said Haack.
Police say they got a search warrant and entered the house. They found a gun in the attic that was reported stolen last year. They also found marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
"This appears to be an isolated incident and there's no reason for the general public to be alarmed. The police response is there and we're always vigilant to any kind of criminal activity and we'll respond appropriately," said Captain Brad Florence of the Green Bay Police Department.
For Haack, he says although he's a little scared he doesn't feel threatened in his home.
"As long as I keep my doors closed and locked I'm not worried about it," said Haack.
Police say community officers will be following up with the property owner to put and end to the nuisance activity at the house.