A man was in Belleville Police custody as a person of interest in a shooting incident Saturday morning.
Police report that shots were fired at about 1:20 a.m. Saturday in the 200 block of Freedom Drive. Five vehicles were hit with “varying damage,” said Belleville Detective Mark Heffernan.
“It was pretty apparent at the scene when officers initially responded,” which vehicles had been hit, Heffernan said. No further damage was found in daylight.
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He said witnesses reported seeing an individual on foot in the area at the time and “the shots did not come from a vehicle.”
Belleville Police and deputies from the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department found several shell casings, according to a news release.
Police detained a 29-year-old man at about 10 a.m. Saturday in connection with the shooting. They were still interviewing and trying to determine any motive in the shooting. Herffernan would not comment on whether there may be more persons of interest or potential suspects.
No injuries were reported. Several witnesses were being interviewed.
Police asked that anyone with information related to the shooting call Belleville Police at 618-234-1212.