WARREN - For the second time in just more than a month, a city police officer has reported being the target of gunfire.
According to police scanner traffic, someone fired at a Warren police officer early Sunday morning on Randolph Street near Commerce Avenue on the northwest side of the city.
The officer called in to Warren dispatchers that someone fired at him about 1:45 a.m. However, the person took off running in back of a driveway. It was not clear whether police have any suspects or if anyone was apprehended.
As of late Sunday there was no report ready on the incident.
On Oct. 13, police were searching for a person who fired shots just after midnight at an officer passing in a cruiser in the area of Fourth Street and Highland Avenue S.W.
Patrolman Brian Martinek reported that someone fired several shots at him. No shots hit Martinek's cruiser.
The weapon he saw firing the shots was a "long gun, semi-automatic,'' according to police.
Within minutes of that shooting, other officers including Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers swarmed the area, set up a perimeter and searched the southwest side neighborhood.
A witness told police he saw someone run east along a fence on Fourth wearing a "puffy, winter-type jacket" but a search was unsuccessful.