On Sunday morning, August 21st , 2016 at approximately 2:15 a.m., the DeKalb Police Department received a call of a disturbance in the 100 Block of John Street. The caller advised there was a large crowd in the middle of the street and believed there to be a problem. A second call was received advising that the large group was dispersing, and subjects from within the group were running in all directions. The caller advised they believed they heard a gunshot.
Officers from the DeKalb Police Department, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, Northern Illinois University Police Department, and the Illinois State Police immediately responded to the area and began speaking to witnesses, and searching for evidence. While doing so, the DeKalb Police Department received information of a gunshot victim arriving at Kishwaukee Community Hospital.
The investigation revealed the following: A vehicle was stopped in traffic facing Northbound waiting for a crowd of subjects to leave the street so they could proceed. An argument started between several subjects from within the group and occupants of the vehicle. Several of the subjects from within the crowd began jumping on the vehicle. An occupant from the vehicle displayed a firearm and fired the weapon into the crowd striking a male subject. The crowd dispersed, and the vehicle and its occupants fled Northbound on John Street.
The male subject was transported to Kishwaukee Community Hospital by friends where he received treatment for what appears to be non-life threatening injuries. The suspect vehicle is described as a dark colored sedan with tinted windows. It has not been located.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the DeKalb Police Department at 815-748- 8400, iWatch DeKalb at 815-673- 7603, or DeKalb County Crime Stoppers at 815-895- 3272. Contact: Deputy Chief John Petragallo
The contents of this press release are based upon the best information available to the DeKalb Police Department. The statements regarding the conduct of any person identified above are allegations until affirmatively proven in Court. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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