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Police: Joliet home hit by gunfire, no one injured

A house in the Cathedral Area of Joliet was struck by gunfire early Friday, police said.

About 1:30 a.m., police received a report of a home in the 1300 block of North William Street that had been struck by gunfire, Sgt. Christopher Botzum said in an email.

“No injuries and no suspect information at this time,” Botzum said.

There have been many shootings in Joliet this year. Botzum did not respond to questions Tuesday on how many shootings there have been in Joliet this year and how many of them resulted in deaths.

A 15-year-old boy was arrested and charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy Sunday on Joliet’s East Side.

On June 27, police investigated an incident where a person was shot in the arm on Infantry Drive.

On June 8, 17-year-old Tyrone Portis was shot and killed in the 700 block of Palladium Drive East. Portis’ mother, Linda Cooper, said he had left his cousin’s birthday party and planned to spend the night at a friend’s house in Shorewood.

On May 27, Nakia Smith, 44, allegedly shot and killed Kimiki Truss, 43, after taking her hostage at their home in the 1200 block of Justice Lake Drive. Smith also died from a gunshot wound, but it’s not clear if it was a self-inflicted gunshot wound or gunfire from responding officers.

Joshua T. Anderson, 20, Bobbie Jean Ollom, 23, and Christopher Parker, 23, were each arrested and charged with robbing and fatally shooting 36-year-old Gregory Brown on April 30 in the parking lot of the Denny’s on Plainfield Road.

Two people were injured in Joliet by gunfire in April, police said.

On March 27, Jakias Holman, 26, was found dead from gunshot wounds.

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