Deputies investigating shots fired from possible AK-47 near Sierra Vista

Posted at 9:15 AM, Jul 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-03 12:22:05-04

The Cochise County Sheriff's Office is investigating shots fired from what appears to be an AK-47 type of weapon near Sierra Vista, according to a news release. 

Deputies say on Sunday at 2:20 a.m. they received several calls of shots being fired in the area of Hereford and Pintek Road, southeast of Sierra Vista. 

One caller advised of shots fired and a second called told deputies that he was driving in the area and was cut off by another vehicle. 

As deputies arrived on scene, they located a Honda Accord in the intersection of Pintek and Hereford with "substantial" damage to the front fenders and sides of the vehicle where it appeared to have gone through a fence. 

Deputies say the vehicle also has multiple bullet holes along the sides. 

Agents from the U.S. Border Patrol were already at the scene and they said a subject there told them they had been cut off while driving in the area by a second vehicle. 

Deputies say the initial investigation shows that there was some type of altercation between at least two vehicles and shots were fired from what appears to be an AK-47 type of weapon. 

Deputies say that Hereford Road from Nucci to Oleander and Pintek north to Chandler is closed and will remain closed for the next several hours. 

Motorists are asked to use alternate routes. 

No injuries were reported and the investigation is being continued by the Cochise County Sheriff's Office with the Sheriff's Assist Team providing traffic control.

Deputies ask the public to avoid this area until the closures have been lifted.