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Elgin On Pace To Exceed 2016 Gunfire Record

Thursday brought the 27th and 28th incidents of gunfire in Elgin this year, putting the city on a pace to easily exceed 2016’s record of 64 such incidents.  In 2020, there were 63 confirmed incidents.

According to Elgin police, at approximately 1:15 a.m. Thursday morning, officers responded to the 0-100 block of Clifford Court for a disturbance occurring between subjects. When officers arrived, additional information was obtained that there were also sounds of gunfire. Upon further investigation officers located evidence of a shooting.

No injuries have been reported from the shooting, and Detectives from the Major Investigations Division are currently investigating the incident.

Later, at approximately 11:42 p.m., police responded to the area of the 1300 block of Crispin Dr. for a report of shots fired. Officers found nothing struck, but evidence of gunfire was recovered.

Elgin Police Department has requested that if you have information that may assist in investigating these incidents, please call 847-289-2600. You may also text a tip to 847411 and include ElginPD at the beginning of the message.

To get more detail on gun violence in Elgin, visit the gunfire dashboard: cityofelgin.org/shotsfiredinfo.


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