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Posted: Monday, January 8, 2007 12:00 am

One injured; no arrests yet

An unusually warm, sunny day was interrupted by gunfire this weekend in the 1200 block of Wisconsin Avenue in Beloit, resulting in one injury.

Police officers responded to the area around 3:10 p.m. Saturday. Officials say bullets and casings were recovered. A house was struck by two bullets. No one was in the house at the time and police don't believe the house to be connected to shooting. A couple of vehicles were also struck.

Police say the shooting occurred when occupants of two vehicles exchanged gunfire. Beloit Deputy Chief of Police Norm Jacobs said there was at least one person in each vehicle. Information regarding the people involved is still sketchy as officers are working to gather more information, he said.

No arrests have been made, but police do have names of people they would like to speak to about the shooting, Jacobs said.

One person, who was involved in the shooting, was injured. Police say another person drove him to the hospital, where he was treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Police recovered two vehicles in different areas in the city. Beloit Police Capt. Bill Tyler said it is still unclear if the vehicles were involved in the shooting, but there is some reason to believe they may be. One was found in the 1600 block of Porter Avenue, another in the 900 block of Harrison Avenue.

The details surrounding the actual exchange of gunfire are still unknown as the gunshot victim is not cooperating with police, Tyler said.

Jacobs said the incident is not believed to be gang-related, but he said it may have stemmed from an earlier gambling incident.

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1 comment:

  • anonymous posted at 3:39 am on Tue, Jan 9, 2007.

    anonymous Posts: 0

    A shooting in Beloit was based on a gamblin incident. How interesting that in the same issue of the paper we are learning about the possibility of a gambling casino being added to our city! Doesn't it make anybody wonder how many more incidents of this nature could take place once we have a gambling establishment in Beloit. How many citizens are we willing to endanger when gambling becomes commonplace?


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