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Shooting Occurs in Menard's Lot during Fireworks Show: Police

It's not known if anyone was injured; Joliet police have a description of the shooter and are seeking the public's help in locating him.

Joliet police are seeking a teen who shot at a car twice in the Menard's store parking lot Thursday night and then fled on foot, Joliet Police Cmdr. Al Roechner said.

The incident occurred at about 9:30 p.m. while people were watching the Joliet Park District's fireworks show at Joliet Memorial Stadium from the nearby parking lot at Jefferson Street and Caterpillar Drive, Roechner said.

Witnesses reported hearing gunshots and glass breaking and seeing a black male, age 16 to 19 and dressed in grey shorts and a white shirt, carrying a gun and running towards Caterpillar Drive, he said.

Police investigators recovered two 9-mm bullet casings but have not found the damaged car, Roechner said. It's not known if anyone was struck; no one was treated at area hospitals for bullet-related injuries, he said.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Joliet police at 815-724-3020 or Crimestoppers of Will County at 800-323-6734.


anonymous July 06, 2013 at 01:00 PM
If you cant feed em dont breed em-shantel
Danny July 06, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Something tells me the comments by Shantel were misdirected to this thread; otherwise, they make no sense.
John Albert July 07, 2013 at 10:07 PM
Something tells me most of shantels comments make no sense on any thread DanK.
truthbetold July 15, 2013 at 09:58 PM
Long time in Joliet this ish happens every year on the fourth this is just the first time they had balls to do it by the stadium. You must be related to them TRASH

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