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Shots fired at Carterville duplex

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CARTERVILLE -- Police hunt for a gunman after someone fired multiple shots at a duplex on McNeil Street in Carterville.

The gunshots happened roughly 10 hours apart from each other and left plenty of bullet holes.

Caleb Cattivera lives in the 200 block of McNeil Street, where police say the shots were fired. 

"My wife woke up and said she just heard 'POP POP POP POP POP POP POP!' and just heard something speed away," Cattivera said. "I don't know if it was a car or what but she just said that she heard it and I was a little upset she didn't come get me."

Cattivera was asleep at the time of the second report of gunshots at 1:10 a.m. Wednesday. The first report happened around 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Carterville Police Chief Heather Reno said the victim called police a few hours later.

"The victim called and reported that he had come out and found a bullet hole in his vehicle that was parked outside his residence," Reno said.

Officers received a few calls at 1:10 a.m. Wednesday about shots fired at two locations: the same duplex on McNeil Street and the 600 block of California Street.

Reno said officers didn't find anything on California Street.  

"I think it was just the acoustics (of the McNeil Street shooting) because we did not have any more reports," Reno said. "The only report of damage and the only scene we found was the one isolated to McNeil Street."

The shooting rattled neighbors like Cattivera.

"My mind is literally blown that anything like this has happened, especially, not just in Carterville but on our street," Cattivera said.

But Reno said they have nothing to worry about.

"At this time, we have no reason to believe this was a random act of violence, that we have people driving around the area, shooting at random homes," Reno said. "We have every reason to believe that this particular victim was targeted by someone he is in a dispute with."

Illinois State Police is helping Carterville with the investigation. Reno said they're examining footage from a security camera at the duplex to get a description of the car and the suspect.

No one was hurt.

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