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'Several rounds' of gunfire hit Joliet home on Hickory Street

Gunfire occurred on same street as 2013 slayings

A street sign on Hickory Street is seen Wednesday in Joliet.
A street sign on Hickory Street is seen Wednesday in Joliet.

Gunfire struck a house in Joliet about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday night.

Joliet police were dispatched to the
1100 block of North Hickory Street for shots fired in the area, Deputy Police Chief Ed Gregory said.

Gregory said officers found shell casings and several rounds struck a single-family home, with one round penetrating the wall. There were no reported injuries.

Police heard no gunshots, Gregory said. Officers canvassed the area and talked to several neighbors, who said they heard shots. Joliet police continued to investigate the incident Wednesday afternoon.

Gregory said area detectives are asking the community for assistance. If anyone has information related to the incident, they are asked to call 815-724-3020.

The shots were fired on the same street where the Nightmare on Hickory Street slayings happened. On Jan. 9, 2013, Alisa Massaro and Bethany McKee lured Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins to Massaro’s house in the 1100 block of North Hickory Street. Joshua Miner and Adam Landerman strangled Glover and Rankins.

The four perpetrators planned the killings to rob Glover and Rankins of about $100 and drugs. They desecrated the bodies and made plans to dismember them before police were called to the house. Phil Massaro, Alisa’s father, was home that night sleeping on the couch downstairs during the slayings.

Miner, Landerman and McKee were sentenced to life in prison. Alisa Massaro agreed to testify against the others and pleaded guilty to lesser charges for a 10-year prison sentence. She was released from prison in February. Last year, the Illinois Appellate Court upheld McKee’s life sentence.

Phil Massaro failed to return a call for comment.

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