SPD Press Release: Shots Fired on 2/4
On Saturday February 4th, 2017, The Steger Police Department responded to two separate incidents of gun shots fired from a vehicle. The first incident occurred in the area of Chicago Rd and 31st Place at approximately 7:30 p.m. Officers discovered a number of shell casings in the roadway. A search of the area provided some significant details about the incident.
The second incident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. in the 3300 block of Hopkins Ave. Similar to the first incident officers discovered certain evidence of value as well. In this incident a residence appears to be the specific target.
Both incidents appear to be directed at specific targets, and not a random act. These incidents are being actively investigated and Detectives have valuable evidence, thus are pursuing every lead. Information continues to develop and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Steger Police Department at 708-755-0223 or Crime Stoppers anonymously. A reward for information leading to the arrest of an offender(s) may be available.
As always, we encourage residents to report any and all suspicious people, vehicle(s) or noise(s) immediately by calling 911. Residents should be vigil in their neighborhoods to help promote safety and security. Keeping exterior lights on at night or motion detectors have shown to be effective crime prevention tools. Security cameras are more affordable and easy to operate than ever before. Keeping windows clear of obstructions is also helpful. Statistics have shown that neighborhoods that take an active partnership and proactively apply crime prevention measures experience less criminal incidents. The Steger Police Department offers education on how to form and conduct Neighborhood Watch Programs, anyone desiring to learn more is encouraged to call 708-755-0223 during normal business hours.