URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) — Police are investigating a shooting. It happened about 5:40 pm, Saturday, near the intersection of Florida and Cottage Grove.
Police found 18 shell casings and one live round of ammunition in the 1700-block of South Cottage Grove. Three homes, about a block north of the shooting, were struck by gunfire. Even though people were in those homes at the time, no one was hurt.
Numerous witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots and seeing a suspect described a male, black, under 30-years old flee the scene in a dark-colored SUV, followed by a gold-colored sedan.
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