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Apparent ‘targeted’ shooting in Romeoville leaves one person injured: cops

Neighbors described hearing several gunshots around 8 a.m.

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Police said they believe a Saturday morning shooting in Romeoville that left one person injured was targeted.

Officers responded to the 300 block of Montrose Drive on the village’s east side around 8 a.m. for a report of shots fired, according to a village Facebook post.

When they arrived, police found a vehicle with damage from gunshots and a victim inside.

The victim was taken to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, police said. The victim was in stable condition as of midday Saturday, according to the post.

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Police said Saturday that while the investigation is ongoing, they believe the shooting was targeted.

Romeoville Police Chief Ken Kroll said in an email that the victim also had been shot at “several weeks ago,” though he was not injured in that incident.

Multiple neighbors said they heard several gunshots shortly before 8 a.m. on Saturday on what is normally a quiet residential street.

Two neighbors said they estimated hearing as many as a dozen shots.

“There was a lot, more than 10 maybe,” said one neighbor who was washing her car at her home just a few doors down from where the shooting occurred.

She added an ambulance arrived to take the victim away about 10 minutes after the shooting.