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Police called to home near Belleville where neighbors say gunshots were heard

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Law enforcement authorities were called to a home in a Belleville area neighborhood where neighbors said five to six gunshots rang out early Saturday afternoon.

St. Clair County Sheriff’s Deputies and Belleville Police were both on scene at a house on the 100 block of Chase Park Drive. Police arrived at around noon.

Neighbors said they heard several gunshots come from the house before police arrived.

Deputies had one subject in custody at the scene. One deputy said “everyone was OK” at the scene, but declined to give further details.

No further information was available.

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