Seven arrested in Tinley Park drive-by shooting
By Thomas Finn and Hannah Kohut September 12, 2012 12:50AM
Seven people were arrested late Tuesday night after a drive-by shooting near the Always Open convenience store at 183rd & Oak Park Ave. in Tinley Park. | Larry Ruehl~Sun-Times Media
Updated: September 12, 2012 9:21AM
Seven people were arrested late Tuesday night after a drive-by shooting near a Tinley Park convenience store in which several shots were fired but no one was wounded, police said.
Police Sgt. Jon Popp said police responded about 10 p.m. to a shooting call placed from a warehouse in the 18800 block of Oak Park Avenue and saw two vehicles drive out of the parking lot.
Officers quickly stopped the vehicles on 191st Street, just west of Oak Park Avenue, and learned of a shooting minutes earlier near the store at 183rd Street and Oak Park Avenue, Popp said.
He said other officers went to that scene and found several shell casings, resulting in police arresting seven occupants of the two vehicles in connection with the shooting. A .25-caliber handgun was recovered from one of the vehicles, police said.
Popp said it was unclear late Tuesday night as to who was the target of the shooting, but apparently no one had been wounded.