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Shell Casings Found After Reports of Shots Fired Inside Trailer Park

Oak Lawn Police investigate reports of multiple shots fired in Airway Trailer Park on Monday afternoon. No signs of shooter, property damage or gunshot victims after shell casings were found, cops say.

Oak Lawn Police responded to calls of shots fired near 90th Street and Cicero on Monday afternoon.

Division Chief Tom Simon, of the Oak Lawn Police Department, said that two calls were received around 1:30 p.m. from two residents of the Airway Trailer Park who reported hearing multiple shots being fired from inside the trailer park.

One of the callers reported seeing a male subject in a gray hoodie leaving the park with what appeared to be a gun in his hand, Simon said.

“We set up a perimeter around the park,” Simon said. “We found numerous shell casings in the grass between two trailer homes.”

Simon said there were no signs of property damage inside the trailer park or bullet holes in trailer homes. Police checked area hospitals, including Advocate Christ Medical Center, and there were no reports of a gunshot victim from Oak Lawn seeking medical treatment.

Aside from shell casings, police could not find the shooter.

Police could not determine what the reported shooter shot at or if he shot up into the air.

“Oak Lawn police found no evidence of anyone being injured or any property damage,” Simon said.  “Officers searched the area, but could not locate the offender.”

An Everbridge emergency alert was issued around the time the gunshots were reported.  

Dodes1 December 30, 2013 at 06:48 PM
I'm already locked and loaded. oak lawn has gone to Hell.
Joe Kocur December 30, 2013 at 06:53 PM
Lock and load than carry with you. No good leaving protection at home.
Theresa Stumpf December 30, 2013 at 06:53 PM
That's always nice... I'm glad I was at work at the time. I drive past that trailer park every evening. :-/
OakLawnGuy December 30, 2013 at 07:10 PM
No Everbridge alert for us. Lock n load a lot more dependable than that setup.
JC December 30, 2013 at 08:23 PM
Why isn't this eyesore of a trailer park maintained better? Where are the OL adminstrators? God help anyone who's home is hit by traffic including large trucks careening down Cicero Avenue. Some of them are right next to the busy road. At least they could put up proper barricades to protect these residents. Prior OL mayors brought this downgrading of OL. Too many apartments and too many eyesores. The bronze edifice of former Mayor Ernie is for what achievement? OL needs major changes.
Mike December 30, 2013 at 09:07 PM
Well who are the people that voted these tools that we see bickering on channel 4? Gatta start there first!
Pat F December 30, 2013 at 11:19 PM
Looks like Oak Lawn is now just SW Chicago! Been here 40 years and very little left to keep us old timers here..Nobody cares about their neighbors anymore and and hide in their houses..Pretty much like the city folk hiding for their safety! WAKE UP OAK LAWN!! Find a way to control the city criminal element that is invading and taking over our town!!!!!!!!!
mot December 31, 2013 at 08:42 AM
Really people this trailer park has been there for years and how many past mayors and now we are worried about it and the traffic on cicero. I got an idea lets knock it down and lets build a grocery store or something else that we already have. Or we can knock it down and leave it empty so it will start to look like SWHY.
Richard Blackwell December 31, 2013 at 10:36 AM
Our family did not receive the Everbridge alert for this serious event. We get all of the weather related items no problem, but a possible criminal firing indiscriminately in the area, we get no notice for. What gives?
JC December 31, 2013 at 01:53 PM
Reply to Tom above: Under your reasoning nothing should ever be removed or updated. Progress means adapting and building to changing environments. Do you honestly believe Oak Lawn in 2014 is the same as Oak Lawn in 1974 or even 1984? Think this out. Oak Lawn has made some progress. Look at Midlothian. That town's commercial center is a vacant disaster. If you think a tiny trailer belongs next to busy Cicero, you need to watch how people drive now.
Mike January 01, 2014 at 11:10 AM
In this area (Chicago included, we drive the same as downtown people), this area cannot afford to have anything close to their roadway. Nobody knows how to drive calmly around here, everyone is in a hurry and MUST beat that guy in front of him to the next light. Tell ya what, try going to a true suburb - see how civilized people drive and enjoy me ticking you off by not letting you cut in front of me. Its quite enjoyable to tell ya the truth
MM January 03, 2014 at 12:48 PM
I know a guy with the initials MK that is just like you, Mike. Tell us poor souls what a "true suburb" is and more importantly, where is it?

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