Will County, IL – Over 40 Shell Casings Found as Joliet Businesses Caught in Crossfire of Daytime Shooting


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Joliet, IL  – A disturbing display of gunfire erupted on the afternoon of April 2, 2024, leaving behind a chaotic scene with over 40 shell casings scattered across the 600 block of Theodore Street. 

According to police reports, the incident, occurring in broad daylight, saw local businesses, Envisions Salon and Ascendant Iron, inadvertently caught in the crossfire. The exchange involved three male suspects and unidentified assailants from across the street, leading to damage to two unoccupied vehicles in the vicinity but thankfully no injuries. 

The substantial evidence collected at the scene underscores the severity of the shootout, prompting an urgent response from both the Joliet and Crest Hill Police Departments. This active investigation seeks to unravel the circumstances leading to this brazen act of violence and identify those responsible. 

The authorities are reaching out to the community, calling for any video footage or information that could aid their efforts. Individuals with knowledge of the incident are encouraged to contact the Joliet Police Department Investigation Division directly or use the Will County Crime Stoppers platform for anonymous tips, emphasizing the community’s crucial role in ensuring public safety and bringing the culprits to justice.


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