A press release from the Woodstock Police Department:
Update – Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm Investigation
On Friday, October 20th, 2017, at 3:28 a.m., the Woodstock Police Department opened an investigation regarding the discharge of a firearm that occurred within its jurisdiction.
Without interruption for approximately the next 48 hours, the Woodstock Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division conducted an extensive and exhaustive investigation that was multi-faceted.
The investigation revealed that numerous rounds had been fired, and that at least two residences on the 700 block of Barbary Ln. were each struck by at least one bullet.
The residences were occupied at the time of the incident, but none of the occupants sustained any physical injuries.
Ultimately, the combined police efforts by the Investigations Division, the Patrol Division, and the McHenry County SWAT Team resulted in the recovery of the suspected weapon used in this incident.
Charges directly relating to the actual discharging of the firearm have not been filed, yet.
Prior to the filing of criminal charges, as well as ensuring a higher probability of a successful prosecution, the facts of the case along with the evidence must be analyzed and then reviewed with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.
This incident is still considered an “open investigation,” so no additional information will be released at this time, but this department will release any information as soon as practicable while still ensuring the integrity of the case.
The level of safety and security that the citizens of Woodstock expect from their police department has been restored thanks to the phenomenal police work by the Patrol Division, Investigations Division, and the assistance of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team.
However, as a precautionary measure, the Woodstock Police Department Patrol Division will continue to be vigilant during their patrols of the area.
Any citizens with additional factual and pertinent information regarding this incident are urged to contact the Woodstock Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (815) 338-2131.