Multiple calls of shots fired Friday morning

Staff Report


The Charleston Police Department and University Police Department responded to two shots fired calls Friday morning.

The first one occurred at 1:51 a.m. at Ninth Street and Garfield Avenue and the second happened at 2:24 a.m. at 1520 Edgar Drive.

For the call at Edgar Drive, officers arrived and located evidence indicating that a single shot was fired into a residence.

Nobody was physically injured.

During their investigation, police officers learned of a possible residence where the suspect could be residing or visiting. The residence and vehicle were searched. A total of six people detained in or around the residence were brought to the police department for questioning and later released.

Evidence of the first shooting was located on the 2200 block of Ninth Street.

The Charleston Police Department are investigating the shootings, which they believe are all connected, according to a press release.

Anyone with any information regarding the incident or suspects are encouraged to call Charleston Detective Tony West at 217-345-8402, contact the Coles County Crime Stoppers at 866-345-8488 or message the CPD through their Facebook page.


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