Sgt. Terry Preuninger, PIO
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 3:59 p.m.
Two drive by shootings over the weekend bring the total from the past few weeks to at least nine.
On September 6th, around 2:30PM SPD responded to a call regarding a drive by shooting in the area of N. Monroe St. and W. Spofford Ave. Upon arrival SPD observed broken glass and eight .22 caliber shell casings.
Witnesses informed SPD of the following:
They saw a white SUV parked on Spofford Ave. with females in both the driver and passenger seat. They observed a grey sedan with a male driver and a passenger pull up near the white SUV. The passenger in the grey sedan got out and fired multiple shots into the SUV, shattering the back window. Both vehicles then fled the scene.
At this time the identity of the suspects is unknown and the victims have not come forward to report the crime.
On September 5th, 2020 around 1:30AM SPD was dispatched to a report of gunshots near the 3300 block of N. Lacey St.
A witness stated the following:
He was at the back of his house when he heard a male yelling, followed by two gunshots, then silence, then six or seven more gunshots, followed by vehicles driving away from the area.
Another witness stated the following:
They were in their home and saw a car pull up outside their residence and then speed away. They observed three white males walking north on Lacey St. After several minutes the witness heard two gunshots. The males were then observed walking back toward the witness’ residence before getting into an older model sedan and heading eastbound on Liberty Ave. Six more gunshots were heard before the car sped away.
SPD recovered six .22 caliber shell casings and four .45 caliber shell casings from the street.
No victims or suspects have been located at this time.
If you have any information regarding either of these incidents please call crime check at 456-2233 and report what you know to police.
Officer John O'Brien