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Dozens of shell casings found in alley after shots-fired call

After several people called 911 reporting gunfire early Friday, police found dozens of spent shell casings in an alley.

Sgt. Matt Strelow said Kenosha Police were called to the area of the 4000 block of 28th Avenue at about 4:15 a.m. Friday. He said three separate callers reported hearing five to six gunshots.

When officers arrived they found no suspects, no shooting victims and no damage to buildings or cars in the area.

But they did find 45 to 55 spent casings in an alley in the area, the casings coming from .40-caliber, 9 mm and .22-caliber weapons, along with several unfired rounds.

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“Several of the casings appeared to have been run over by cars, and they may have been there from prior days,” Strelow said.

He said officers “checked the callers and verified they did not hear more than five to six shots and did not see any vehicles leaving the area.”

Strelow said police think the spent casings may have been left from a previous incident.

“On New Year’s Eve it’s common that we get several calls of shots fired around midnight,” he said. “I would speculate that several of these rounds were fired off on New Year’s Eve.”

He said police are investigating.


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