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DeKalb police investigating two-car shootout on Linden Place

DeKALB – DeKalb police are investigating an incident Tuesday in which two people fired shots at each other from moving vehicles.

DeKalb and Northern Illinois University police responded to reports of gunshots about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday night in the 200 block of Linden Place.

"As far as I can tell, there were multiple reports of shots fired with cars chasing each other," DeKalb police Cmdr. Bob Redel said. "We're still trying to piece things together. Detectives and patrolmen are out interviewing witnesses."

Redel said police had not yet identified what kind of vehicles were involved Tuesday. He said no arrests had been made and investigators were on the lookout for more witnesses. He urged members of the public to contact police if they know more.

"We don't have a victim located yet, and we don't have a suspect located yet," Redel said. "We do have shell casings."

Interim DeKalb Police Chief John Petragallo said DeKalb and NIU officers are working the scene together.

Petragallo said the investigation thus far has lead police to believe the incident was not random, but could not provide further information.

Redel said those involved in the incident appeared to be shooting at a specific person or persons.

"Anytime somebody is shooting at a car or by a car it puts the public in danger," he said.

Police are seeking additional witnesses who may have information about the incident. Redel said if anyone near the area has a damaged car, or has a doorbell with a video camera on it, they're encouraged to call police at 815-748-8400.

"We're looking for the public's help on this," Redel said.

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