Police: Gun reported at fight likely a crowbar

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— A gang fight in the 200 block of West Chestnut Street prompted reports of a man with a gun Monday night. According to Officer Tim Bennett, Walla Walla Police Department spokesman, the "gun" in question was wielded by a woman, and was likely not a gun, but a crowbar.

The fight, which involved a handful of rival gang members, reportedly started when a 17-year-old male walked up to a house and knocked on the door. A second teen, also 17 according to police, answered the door, and the two began fighting.

Reinforcements for the first teen arrived with baseball bats, according to police. Bennett said an adult woman inside the house arrived with a crowbar, and may have pretended the tool was a firearm to break up the fracas.

An officer who was in the area at the time of the incident reported he did not hear a gunshot, and the fight was broken up by the time he arrived on scene. Other witnesses also deny hearing a gunshot, police said.

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