Shots fired at Cleveland Avenue YMCA

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Shots rang out at a the YMCA on Cleveland Avenue Saturday afternoon.

Crews spent the afternoon picking up the mess from broken windows and bullet holes.

Around 1:20 p.m., a staff member was entering the building when he heard the gunfire.

The building had been shot three times.

Luckily, no one was hurt, but that staff member was shaken up.

Bob McGaughey, President of that YMCA, said he's thankful the facility was closed at the time.

He said, "We don't have any children there at all on Saturday, so it was the best time for that."

Those on the scene say the question is, who pulled the trigger?

McGaughey said, "No one was present in the building, there were no cars nearby, and nobody was seen on foot. One of the neighbors came out, and no one saw anything. So, it's obviously pretty random."

He believes it could have come from an abandoned apartment nearby. Ironically, it's the same complex the "Y" has been working to clear out to make the neighborhood a safer place.

Worker say the damages will cost more than $400 dollars.

Staff members say it's just a senseless crime.  They're looking to neighbors along Montgomery's Cleveland Avenue for help.

They're asking anyone with information to contact the Montgomery Police Department.