A recent search warrant led to the recovery of nine guns, including a rifle, found inside an apartment in the 1700 block of Park Avenue in North Chicago. | Provided Photos

Police recovered nine guns during an investigation into a shooting that left vehicles and homes struck by gunfire in North Chicago, officials announced.

The North Chicago Police Department responded around 6:10 p.m. on June 22 to a report of shots fired in the 1700 block of Park Avenue.

Officers were alerted to the shots from a ShotSpotter notification that indicated 10 rounds were fired in the area, according to North Chicago Police Department Management Analyst Freddrick Diez.

Multiple 911 calls were also received reporting the presence of five gunmen in the area.

Diez said officers found five spent shell casings and two unfired bullets south of a residence in the 1700 block of Park Avenue.

Several vehicles and homes were damaged as a result of the gunfire exchange.

A search warrant was later obtained and executed for an apartment on the block where the shooting occurred, Diez said.

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Investigators seized nine guns during the execution of the warrant.

Those guns included an AR-15 rifle, seven 9mm handguns and a .45 caliber handgun.

All of the guns except one were loaded and one of the handguns was a “ghost gun,” Diez said.

Officers detained several people but they were subsequently released without charges. The investigation remains active.

“The North Chicago Police Department and the community collaborated to remove nine dangerous firearms from the streets, marking a combination of effective police work and community intervention,” Diez said.