It was a busy Friday night in downtown Rome. Teens enjoying an eighth-grade formal were in the prom-like best, walking up one side of Broad Street and then down the other. There was a wedding event — reception perhaps — nearby as well.
The sidewalk tables in front of most of the restaurants were full or close to it as a cool breeze picked up just before sunset. Several benches were full as others waited to be seated for drinks or dinner.
But those dining outside Jefferson’s at 340 Broad St. are telling friends about what they heard and saw later in the evening. Nearby, someone fired shots from a vehicle.
“The shots fired call on Broad Street last night involved a black car who left the scene before officers arrived,” according to Rome Assistant Chief of Police Debbie Burnett. “No one was injured, thank goodness. We are continuing to follow up.”