Police officers investigating a shooting just east of downtown early today also had to deal with rowdy onlookers, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Police say a man in his thirties who may be homeless was sitting on the sidewalk in the 1300 block of East Commerce when a man walked past him, then turned around, pulled a handgun, and shot him.
The victim was rushed to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.But while officers were investigating, bystanders started giving the officers a rough time. One man got into an officer's face and had to be arrested for interfering with the investigation.
The shooter ran away and remains at large. No word on a possible motive, detectives it may have simply been a random shooting.