Joliet Township shooting leaves residence, vehicle damaged by gunfire

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A vehicle and a residence in Joliet Township were damaged by gunfire.

At 5:20 p.m. Saturday, Will County sheriff’s deputies were sent to a residence on Algonquin Street for a report of a six to 15 shots that were fired, according to a statement from Will County Sheriff’s Office.

A witness saw an SUV at the time of the shooting, police said.

Deputies saw numerous shell casings near the intersection of Algonquin Street and Copperfield Avenue, with multiple bullet holes on the side of a residence on Algonquin Street.

Deputies obtained video that showed a black Jeep Cherokee traveling on Algonquin Street. An “unknown male” exited the vehicle with a handgun and fired shots at a residence and a young man, police said.

The man was outside on his driveway working on his vehicle.

“Deputies spoke with the male victim who stated that he is the homeowner and while working on his vehicle he heard several gunshots and quickly got on the ground,” police said.

The man was not injured but said he was “potentially targeted” by the suspects, police said.

His vehicle sustained bullet damage to the rear.

Deputies later found the suspect vehicle, which was unoccupied, and they seized it for the investigation.