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DECATUR — Tuesday night saw two more instances of shots being fired on Decatur streets, according to police.

Following on from two similar incidents Monday night, Detective Sgt. Chris Copeland said a home in the 300 block of South Webster Street was hit by multiple bullets around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday. A witness told officers he saw two vehicles passing each other near his home when the gunfire erupted.

“As soon as he heard the shots he began to run and he believed the people in the vehicles were shooting either at him or each other,” Copeland said.

Police said the house showed several marks where it had been hit by gunfire and an intact bullet was prised out of the siding.

Copeland said it was unknown whether this incident was connected with the shots-fired reports from Monday, which included a house being hit by gunfire in the 1700 block of East Johns Avenue.

In the second incident from Tuesday night, Copeland said witnesses called police at 9:30 p.m. after seeing a gun being fired into the air from a section of the parking lot next to Roosevelt School Apartments, 701 West Grand Avenue.

“We’ve got some nicknames of people who may have been involved,” said Copeland. No one was injured and there appeared to be no property damage.


Staff Writer

Courts and public safety reporter for the Herald & Review.

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