Northern Illinois Bar Scene of Gunfire Amid Large Crowd Sunday Morning 


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Freeport, IL – Shots were fired at a northern Illinois bar early Sunday morning, drawing a rapid response from local police. 

According to Freeport police reports the incident, which unfolded at around 12:32 AM at Benchwarmers located at 2143 W. Galena Avenue, saw officers arriving to a chaotic scene with a large crowd exiting the establishment and the parking lot. While multiple firearms were reportedly used, there have been no injuries linked to the event.

Authorities are conducting an active investigation and are appealing to anyone present during the incident to contact the Freeport Police Department at 815-235-8222. Anonymous tips can also be sent to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers at 866-TIPSNOW or via text at Tip411.


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