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(9:10 AM) City Man Charged In Shooting

Nathaniel D. Hollins Jr.

A Jamestown man has been charged in connection with a shooting at 52 Liberty St., Jamestown, late Tuesday night.

Nathaniel D. Hollins Jr., 28, of Jamestown was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree criminal use of a firearm and first-degree reckless endangerment.

Witnesses said between two and seven shots were fired. The vehicle involved allegedly left the area on Sixth Street, though it wasn’t known which direction the vehicle drove from there.

Six Jamestown police vehicles were at the scene shortly after the call came in. Officers interviewed witnesses and searched the home and surrounding area for evidence. Officers spent a lot of time combing the area in front of the house cataloging evidence.

While at the scene, officers said they spoke with a victim who said the vehicle she was in had been shot multiple times. Upon further investigation, officers determined Hollins had actively shot at the people in the vehicle numerous times. Officers heard the same story from numerous witnesses in the neighborhood as part of the investigation and found the handgun believed to have been used in a nearby backyard.

The scene on Liberty Street Tuesday night. P-J photo by John Whittaker

Hollins was found and charged without incident. He was taken to the Jamestown City Jail until he could be arraigned. Jamestown police said Hollins is a convicted felon who does not possess a state pistol permit.

No one was injured in the shooting.