Ghery Brown had just parked her red Acura in front of the Beauty and Barber shop on 45th Street and was walking into work.Once in the barber shop, she was told her customer had walked outside so she went to get him. Turning the corner, she heard gunshots.”I ducked!” Brown screamed, still shaken from the shooting. “Two bullet holes are in my window and mirror.”Just before 11:30 Friday morning, West Palm Beach police responded to the barber shop, near the 45th Street Flea Market, in response to reports of shots fired.
West Palm Beach Police Lt. Tony Kalil said a white vehicle pulled into the parking lot and one or more people inside opened fire.”Quite a few rounds went through the front window” of the barber shop, Kalil said.Police pursued the vehicle, and took two people into custody at 43rd Street and Pinewood Avenue. Police continued to search for others throughout the afternoon.No one was injured in the incident, said Kalil, who did not release the names of those in custody.”You never know whose hair you’re cutting and what they’re going through,” Brown said. “I just thank God. It could have been another way.”
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