Chief: Reports of Gunshots in Lemont Unfounded

Police are unsure the origin of the sounds, but do not believe they were actual gunshots.

Residents' reports of gunshots heard May 3 in Lemont have been determined unfounded, Lemont Police Kevin Shaughnessy said.

The shots were reportedly heard around 3:45 a.m. and again around 4 a.m. Saturday, May 3, near Stephen and Main streets. Shots were also later reported around 131st Street and Derby Road, Shaughnessy said. Police investigated and found no signs of shots being fired. No damage was spotted, no witnesses came forward, Shaughnessy said. 

The sounds might have been fireworks, he said. 

Residents should call police at 630-257-2229 if they hear similar sounds in the future, he said. 

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Nicki May 12, 2014 at 05:10 PM
I live on Hillview and we heard about 10 gunshots, one after another at 3:30 am this past Sat morning and then a single shot last night about 10:30 pm. It sounds like they are within a few blocks from me. It is definately gunshots. It wasn't fireworks.
mlemont May 12, 2014 at 05:23 PM
They actually are fireworks, coming from a resident at the Front Street Loft condos. They also set off fireworks last Friday night/Saturday morning.
Marilou Purpura May 12, 2014 at 08:49 PM
I hear them too Nicki, I am on Una, and my 90 year old dad lives with me, and he said, THAT was gun shots! SO hopefully they will catch them.....
Nicki May 12, 2014 at 10:56 PM
Marilou, Steve said the same thing. Fireworks or guns, nobody has any business shooting either of them off like that! I also hope they are caught
Ronnie Woo May 13, 2014 at 07:39 PM
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