At approximately 1 a.m. Tuesday, the Twin Falls Police Department was dispatched to a report of shots fired in the vicinity of Harry Barry Park located at Blake Street North and Borah Avenue.
Residents in the area reported hearing multiple gunshots before seeing a black sport utility style vehicle and a black two-door sedan flee the scene. Minutes later, Kayla Gutierrez, 24, of Twin Falls, approached officers in the lobby of the Twin Falls Police Department at 356 Third Ave. East, where she reported that someone had shot at her vehicle. She said a male individual who was with her at the park had sustained injuries in the shooting.
Officers searched the park and found a large amount of blood. Witnesses reported seeing a male individual with a white t-shirt and tan shorts, who appeared to be bleeding and was fleeing northbound from the scene. Police with the help of a K9 unit followed a trail of blood, but were unable to locate the victim.
At approximately 2:40 a.m., deputies with the Cassia County Sheriff’s Office reported that Marcus Loya, 23, of Twin Falls, was being treated at the Cassia County Medical Center for gunshot wounds. He was also being detained for an Idaho Department of Corrections bench warrant.
Gutierrez was taken into custody for possession of methamphetamine, and is currently being held at the Twin Falls County Jail.
Police believe the shooting was an isolated incident, and there is no danger to the general public. Police are continuing to work with witnesses to get a description of the suspects involved in the shooting.
The shooting is still under investigation and further details will be released when they become available. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call the Twin Falls Police Department at 208-735-4357.