Detectives with the Laramie County Sheriff's Department spent Thursday morning canvasing a suspected crime scene in north Cheyenne.

Captain Linda Gesell says deputies were called to the 8900 block of Ridge Road early Thursday morning, after a resident found spent shell casings and a bloody hat by her fence, which had been pushed over.

"They did find the hat with some suspected blood on it and then other droplets of blood on various parts that went up the lady's driveway and in other parts of her yard," said Gesell. "We brought our dog out and the dog ran a trail until this lady's garage. That was then subsequently searched and nothing was found."

When questioned, some neighbors recalled hearing gunshots and seeing a dark-colored sedan in the area around 10:30 Wednesday night.

"Neighbors houses were knocked on, talked to, outbuildings searched, houses searched, we haven't found anything," said Gesell. "A call to the local hospital didn't help us at all. No one came in with any suspicious wounds."

Gesell says blood samples and the spent shell casings that were found at the scene have been sent to the crime lab for analysis.

"Maybe we have the crime scene here, but they have a victim somewhere else," said Gesell. "So we'll attempt to locate all surrounding agencies and let them know what we have here to see if it matches something that they're received in their jurisdiction."

Gesell says there was an emblem on the hat, but she wouldn't say what it was or what caliber the spent shell casings were.

"There was something very distinctive on the hat," said Gesell. "The amount of blood that was lost is probably not life-threatening, but something that would indicate that it was some sort of bleeding injury."

Joy Greenwald, Townsquare Media
Joy Greenwald, Townsquare Media

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