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Shots fired at parked car hit homes in Joliet

Shooting occurred in 1400 block of Fairmont Avenue

Bullets hit two residences about 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fairview Homes, Joliet police said.
Bullets hit two residences about 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fairview Homes, Joliet police said.

Bullets hit two residences about 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fairview Homes, Joliet police said.

The shots fired did not hit anyone, and it appeared they were fired at a parked car, Deputy Chief Ed Gregory said.

“The vehicle took off,” Gregory said.

Police canvassed the area for evidence and information. So far, they have recovered casings from seven bullets.

The shooting occurred in the 1400 block of Fairmont Avenue.

One of the residences hit during the gunfire was occupied, Gregory said. The other was not.

The Housing Authority of Joliet owns and manages Fairview Homes, which is a housing complex.

Cardinal Lane resident Tanya Harris said school buses were arriving on Fairmont at the time of the gun attack.

“They couldn’t let the kids off here because of all this shooting,” said Harris, who claimed about 15 shots were fired.

Harris said her 3-year-old grandson, Tayyon Harris, was playing outside of her home when they bullets started to fly, so she rushed off her front step to get him.

“You don’t know where the shots are coming from, so your first thought is to go get the babies,” she said.

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