Reports of sound of gunfire north of Allstate Arena in Rosemont

 
 
Updated 6/21/2019 8:10 PM

Rosemont authorities investigated multiple reports of the sound of gunfire north of the Allstate Arena on Friday but could not confirm a shooting actually occurred.

The public safety department received three or four reports after 1:30 p.m. Friday of what callers said sounded like gunshots on Barry Street south of Touhy Avenue -- a residential area that includes several apartment buildings and the Barry Recreational Center.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Officers established a perimeter and put the rec center on temporary lockdown as a precaution. Kids remained inside with several officers, according to Superintendent Donald Stephens III.

After conducting a systematic search of the area, detectives could find no victims, and the lockdown was lifted around 3 p.m., authorities said.

Several uniformed officers were to remain in the area to conduct a further canvass search for evidence and to obtain witness statements.

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