As people in Middletown are reaching out to one another in an effort to end the rash of shootings in the city, no new arrests have been reported since Wednesday as police continue their investigation.
Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw said that over an eight-day period, seven shootings in four separate incidents with 50 rounds fired. Two people were arrested earlier on Wednesday, and Muterspaw said arrest warrants have been signed for two more people.
“This is out of control. … This is not normal for Middletown,” Muterspaw told the media following the meeting. “This is not about the city and the police department. It’s about the community … The message is ‘put your guns down.’”
The uptick in the black-on-black violence is the result of two groups who are feuding, the chief said. The cases are under investigation, some of which are drug-related and involve young Middletown people