DeKALB – DeKalb police confirmed there were no injuries and no arrests made as a result of a Tuesday night shooting on Spiros Court.
According to a Tuesday Northern Illinois University safety bulletin, DeKalb police responded to reports of gunfire called in at about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 1100 block of Spiros Court, which is located off-campus. No suspect information is available at this time.
“The suspect fled northbound on foot from the area,” police wrote in the bulletin. “Please avoid or take necessary precautions while in the area.”
DeKalb Police Chief David Byrd said Wednesday he still needs to look into whether a lack of text alert being sent related to the Tuesday evening incident was “operator error” or “a technical error.” At any rate, police continue to investigate the incident, he said.
Byrd said “there’s a lot we don’t know” about the incident. He said there are “no persons of interest at this point” identified and police are still looking for more information about the vehicle involved.
“The only thing we have is a crime scene just with multiple casings that were recovered,” Byrd said.
Byrd said police remain in communication with neighbors and other surrounding witnesses.
“Officers were actually flagged down about this,” Byrd said. “They didn’t hear it or see it themselves.”
Byrd said police also will check any area surveillance footage they can get a hold of.
“Hopefully we will have a clear enough picture to work that lead,” Byrd said.
Byrd said he cannot link the Tuesday incident to previous shooting incidents in the city.
“But I would be confident that it was isolated between certain individuals,” Byrd said.
Overall, Byrd said there is no current and present danger to the public related to the incident.
“We don’t have a random shooting … in the area at all,” Byrd said. “It appears the subjects knew each other, but … their relationship is unknown.”