Batavia police investigating shots fired Sunday night after drug deal

BATAVIA – Batavia police are investigating an incident of shots fired Sunday night in the 1000 block of Lorlyn Circle after an attempted drug deal in the area, according to a news release from the Batavia Police Department.

The release stated that at 11:16 p.m. on Sept. 19, Batavia Police were dispatched for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, responding officers were directed to an unattended vehicle in the grass courtyard of the apartment complex. The vehicle was found unoccupied and had a suspected bullet hole in it.

Following an extensive search, the occupants of the vehicle were later located in a nearby residential neighborhood. The subjects admitted they had been involved in an attempted drug transaction, and described the person they met with as a man wearing all white clothing. During the transaction, another person approached their vehicle from an unknown location and fired at their vehicle as they began to drive away.

While attempting to flee from the shooter, the subjects drove through the grass in the 1000 block of Lorlyn Circle, striking a tree before coming to a stop and fleeing the vehicle on foot, the release stated.

The suspects left the area in an unknown direction. The victims noted they observed a white van in the area that may have been related to this incident.

This shooting is believed to be an isolated incident and the Batavia Police Department has no reason to believe there is a threat to the public. This is an active and on-going investigation at this time.

Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to call the Batavia Police Investigations Division at 630-454-2500.