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Bullets flying in Ennis again

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ERIC CORNELISON
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ENNIS - Bullets began flying again in Ennis and police believe it may be because of the recent arrests of Christopher Nealy, 18 and Wilburn Griffith III, 19, both of Dallas.

More shots rang out in the 1700 block of N. Breckenridge St. at around 10:30 p.m. Monday, April 23 and Ennis police officers were dispatched to this location.

Upon arrival, the police department found approximately seven bullet holes in the residence and again witnesses identified a black Mercedes.

'We are convinced the incidents are related,' said Det. Lt. Ron Roark of the Ennis police department.

'We have notified the Dallas police department to be on the lookout for a black Mercedes.'

According to Roark this vehicle has been seen in the area of both the January shooting of Xavier Davis, 25, of Ennis and the recent shootout on Friday, April 23 in the 2800 block of N. Kaufman St. then again at the most recent shooting.

The police department said the arrests of Griffith and Nealy could be the cause of the shootings Monday and were looking for witnesses who could confirm any details of the shooters. The crimes have been linked together by witnesses who have identified the black Mercedes in all three incidents but no license number or suspects have been questioned according to Roark.

Griffith and Nealy were both arrested after attempting to force a man to take them back to Dallas by showing their weapons after the shootout on Kaufman St.

The police arrested the two men at the Shell station at I45 and N. Kaufman when witnesses identified them as the two suspects.

Both men had weapons stashed in the car and the police detained them at the gas station. The January shooting of Davis and the two other shootings would be treated as the same case according to Roark.

Roark said the cases are currently under investigation and anyone who has any information concerning any of the incidents or sees the suspicious black Mercedes should contact the Ennis police department at 972-875-4462.

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