Mount Prospect Police are investigating a suspicious shooting near Lincoln School

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Mount Prospect Police are investigating a report of a shooting near Lincoln Middle School after four students allegedly heard gunshots while waiting for the school bus on the morning of February 9.

Police say around 7:58 a.m., officers responded to the school, 700 W. Lincoln St., to report a suspicious incident. Officers learned that as the students arrived at school, a student alerted a member of school staff to a suspicious incident that occurred while waiting for the bus to arrive at the bus stop near the intersection of Wille and Henry streets.

Police said they learned four minors were waiting for their bus to arrive around 7.25am when they heard several banging noises behind them. The youths turned around to see a beige-colored four-door sedan driving through the intersection. As the sedan passed the miners, they reported seeing the driver holding a black-colored object, possibly a handgun, out of the driver’s side window. The driver said nothing to the students and headed east on Henry Street toward Main Street (Highway 83), police said. The driver of the vehicle was described as a white female in her late teens or early twenties, wearing glasses and long dark hair. The miners reported no injuries as a result of this incident.

Officers and detectives responded to the area of ​​the bus stop and, after conducting a thorough search, were unable to locate any casings, bullet fragments, damage consistent with the use of a gun or other evidence to determine the popping noises the youths heard were gunshots. .

Officers and detectives surveyed the area near the bus stop, going door to door to speak with neighbors and check for any CCTV footage of the vehicle or the incident. Police personnel could not locate any vehicles, any video footage that captured the incident, or anyone who saw or heard anything related to this incident.

The Mount Prospect Police Department will have an increased presence in the area following this incident.

The police department is continuing to investigate this incident and is asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has video footage that may help identify this vehicle and its driver to contact the department’s investigations section at 847-870 -5654.

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Jeremy S. McLain