Police are investigating conflicting reports after receiving a call that a woman was chasing men with a knife who she claimed shot her with BB guns in New Haven, police said.
Officers responded to the area of 95 Poplar Street at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday and discovered a group of people fighting in the road.
A woman named Precious was taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening bloody cuts on her hands.
Police charged multiple people with misdemeanors and are investigating the cause of the fight.
Precious told police at the hospital that a group of men surrounded her and that she ran when someone started shooting BBs. She told officers the BB pellets hit her in the legs, but that she didn't observe who shot her.
She returned to the site of the attack when she thought she saw a police car pull up, but there wasn't one at the time, police said. Someone struck her hand with an unidentified object, so she sprayed the man with Mace before he hit her other hand with the same object, according to police.
Officers didn't find any weapons at the scene and the people they interviewed told them different stories.
Police continue to investigate the incident.