Shots fired at home in Urbana; no injuries

Shots fired at home in Urbana; no injuries

URBANA — Urbana police say there were six people in a home on North Romine Street early Tuesday morning when someone fired shots into the house.

Sgt. Dan Morgan said the people living there reported hearing at least two shots fired around 1:40 a.m.

Police found two casings but only one point of entry into the house. However, the one bullet that went inside hit a window and a couple of interior walls, Morgan said.

No one inside the home was hurt.

The six people included three adults, ages 25, 24 and 19, and three boys, ages 2, 5 and 7.

Some were awake when the shooting happened, Morgan said. It was reported right away.

Morgan said police speculate that the people living there now may not have been the intended targets of the shooter.

"This home has been the target of previous drive-by shootings and other police activity for a long time. That family moved out earlier in the year and a completely different group of people are there now," he said. "The new tenants moved here and they have no idea why they are being targeted."

Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to call Urbana police at 217-384-2320 or Crimestoppers at 217-373-8477.

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