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Gun Fire On Winnebago

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)— Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Winnebago St. on April 2 shortly before midnight to investigate a report of shots fired. SouthCom dispatch notified police that there had been multiple reports of three or four shots having been fired on the street. Additionally, officers were notified that the alleged offenders left the area in an unknown vehicle, possibly traveling west on Winnebago.

Commander Mannino, Officers Obremski and Corporal Boulden responded to the call.

Officers located three empty brass .40 caliber "Winchester" brand shell casings lying on the street, scattered between 404 and 406 Winnebago. All three casings were secured, collected and later placed into evidence by Commander Mannino.

A witness stated that she was in her bedroom when she heard four distinct gunshots coming from in front of her house. She stated that prior to hearing the gunshots, she did not hear anyone yelling or screaming, and that she did not hear any suspicious noises. After she heard the gunshots, she did not hear anyone yelling or screaming, but did hear what sounded like a car leaving the area at a high rate of speed. Several other witnesses also reported hearing the gunshots.

Police checked the exterior of the houses and vehicles in the immediate area and found that no homes or cars had been obviously damaged by bullets. Officers were not able to locate anyone in the area who reported being injured during the incident.

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