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No injuries after almost 40 shots fired during shooting in Zion

Evidence markers are seen around the empty shell casings at the scene | Photo: Zion Police Department.

No one has been charged and no one was shot after 38 shots were fired during a shootout in Zion early Sunday morning.

A Zion police officer responding to a noise complaint in the 1700 block of Joppa Avenue around 3 a.m. heard 20-25 gunshots in the west alley, officials said.

“The officer also heard yelling, tires spinning and a vehicle racing northbound in the alley. The officer waited for additional officers before approaching,” the Zion Police Department said. Authorities determined that multiple suspects were involved in a shootout.

Handguns recovered from the apartment by police.

38 casings were recovered at the scene from three different guns. Police determined occupants of a nearby apartment were involved in the shootout, and 17 people were detained inside that apartment.

Police searched the apartment and found two 9mm handguns hidden in the apartment attic. No arrests have been made yet but evidence has been submitted to the crime lab for analysis and the case remains under investigation.

“The resident of the apartment receives Section 8 assistance from the Lake County Housing Authority. The Zion Police Department will be following up with both the landlord and the Lake County Housing Authority to address this incident,” the Zion Police Department said.

No one was shot during the shooting but one person suffered minor injuries while trying to escape the area. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Zion Police Department at 847-872-8000.