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Police investigating gunfire damage at Galesburg’s Silas Willard Elementary


GALESBURG (HOI) - Galesburg Police are investigating a case of shots fired at Silas Willard Elementary School from Sunday night.

Police said someone called them just before 8:00 p.m. Sunday, reporting the sound of gun shots in the 1100 block of Bateman.

When police arrived, they found some spent shell casings, then discovered damage to the nearby school. Police would not specify how many spent casings were found, or the extent of the damage to the school.

At this time, police were also unable to give any vehicles or persons of interest in this case.

Police said they did have extra patrols and investigators in the area Monday.

As far as help from the public, they said anyone in the area who might have home security camera video is encouraged to contact Galesburg Police. You can reach them at 309-343-9151 and ask for an investigator.

Molly Jirasek

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