YARMOUTH — Two people were arrested early Sunday after an incident in which at least 12 rounds were fired outside a Granite Street home.

The shots were fired outside 24 Granite St. about 1 a.m. during a disturbance to which police were already en route, Yarmouth police Sgt. Dan Gallant said.

No one was hurt in the incident. Police said shots hit a parked vehicle and the house.

Michael Lovering, 47, of North Yarmouth was charged with aggravated reckless conduct with a firearm. Samantha Newton, 31, of Yarmouth was charged with carrying a concealed weapon.

Gallant said police were responding to a report of a disturbance on Granite Street when it “escalated and gunfire was exchanged between the resident” and Lovering. He said the people involved knew each other, but police are still investigating what led to the shooting.

“There was some sort of issue between the parties where it escalated to this,” Gallant said.

Police did not identify a male resident of the house who is also believed to have fired a gun. He was not charged. Police recovered a revolver and a semi-automatic pistol.

Lovering’s car was stopped by police on Granite Street shortly after the shots were fired. The car was impounded by police as part of the investigation, Gallant said.

Police were still trying to determine if Newton fired a gun during the incident, Gallant said.

The house is at the end of a dead-end tree-lined road with few houses. On Sunday, the yard of 24 Granite St. was scattered with lawn chairs and toys. The residents could not be reached for comment.

Brandon Stearns, who lives across with street with his wife, Jean, said four or five gunshots woke him up around 1 a.m. He said it is unusual to hear gunshots in the quiet neighborhood. The Stearnses said they have known their neighbors for years and were surprised by the gunshots.

“We’re just grateful everyone is OK,” Jean Stearns said. “Hopefully they can resolve their issues.”

Newton was released from jail Sunday on $100 bail. Lovering was being held on $10,000 bail.

Gallant said the investigation is ongoing and more charges may be forthcoming.

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