Shots fired near WIU still under investigation
MACOMB, Il. —
Macomb police are now investigating shots fired during Western Illinois University's homecoming weekend.
It happened in the 300 block of West Adams around 3:45 a.m. on Sunday.
Police say someone fired 4 shots into the air during a fight.
No one was hurt.
Residents like Nick Wallace are concerned. He was in the military and says guns are no joke.
"It's only a few blocks away. I do have a four-year-old daughter. It's scary and I think it's scary for the residents of Macomb and for a lot of the students," said Wallace.
We spoke with multiple students who live on West Adams Street.
While they did not want to be on camera, they did hear the shots and were unsettled by them.
"Adams Street is kind of known as the party area. A lot of the kids hang out on that street and also after the bars and the clubs let out, everybody comes down that street and filters down," Wallace stated.
We also reached out to the Macomb Police Department and they declined further comment.
Western Illinois University also declined comment since the incident happened off campus.
"It was really upsetting. Just to see kids out there...it's supposed to be a good time--homecoming weekend--and to have people shooting, it's crazy," said Wallace.
If you have any information about the incident, you're asked to contact the Macomb Police Department or the Macomb/McDonough County Crime Stoppers.