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Police investigating shooting in Joliet

No injuries reported, police said

Police responded to a Wednesday morning shooting on the Raynor Avenue boundary between the St. Patrick's and Reedwood neighborhoods/

Shortly after 10 a.m., officers responded to a call of shots fired near the corner of Raynor Avenue and Morgan Street, said Joliet police Sgt. Christopher Botzum.

No one was injured in the incident and several shell casings were recovered, Botzum said.

Several police cars were parked just outside the intersection of South Raynor Avenue and West Morgan Street. Officers laid down several small orange cones in the 700 block of Morgan Street.

David Rifenberick, who lives in at the corner of Raynor Avenue and Morgan Street, said he heard about seven shots while he was inside his home. He said he looked out the window but didn’t see anyone.

He said he doesn’t usually hear shots where he lives.

“It’s very rare for this area,” Rifenberick said.

The Joliet police investigated several shootings this month.

On Monday, officers responded to a shooting that left a 19-year-old critically wounded on Kelly Avenue near Raynor Avenue.

Officers arrested three men who police say were involved in a Feb. 7 shooting on Republic Avenue where two cars exchanged gunfire. A Jeremiah Frazier, 17, was in one of the cars and died from a gunshot wound to the head.

On Feb. 12, a car carrying four teens on Miller Avenue near Second Avenue was shot up by unknown assailants in a white pickup truck, police said.

None of the teens were injured but Joliet Central High School was put on a 15-minute lockdown.

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