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Quincy police search home after reports of shots fired; nothing found

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Police cars block off an area along 30th Street in Quincy. Police cars block off an area along 30th Street in Quincy.
Members of the Adams County Sheriff Department and Quincy Police Department prepare to enter a residence after responding to a call of shots fired on Monday. The residence was found empty. (H-W Photo/Melissa Klauda) Members of the Adams County Sheriff Department and Quincy Police Department prepare to enter a residence after responding to a call of shots fired on Monday. The residence was found empty. (H-W Photo/Melissa Klauda)

By MATT HOPF
Herald-Whig Staff Writer

Quincy police officers and Adams County Sheriff's deputies searched a home Monday after gunshots were reported at 1833 S. 30th, but it is believed to have been unknown juveniles firing airguns.

Quincy police Sgt. Doug VanderMaiden said golfers on Westview Golf Course reported seeing a couple of juveniles shooting what was believed to be a handgun into the ground in the back of the residence. Police were called to the residence at 11:37 a.m., and part of Woodside Drive and 30th Street were closed during the incident.

"When officers got here they heard what sounded like a shot, but they couldn't get an answer" (at the residence." VanderMaiden said.

Responding officers called for backup, and police contacted the residents of the home, who told police the home should be empty. At 1:25 p.m., a group of officers and deputies approached the house with riot shields and helmets and guns drawn. Once inside, they found the home empty.

"It looks like it was some kids messing around with airguns," VanderMaiden said.

It is illegal to shoot an airgun within city limits, although police did not say if they intend to pursue the juveniles.

— mhopf@whig.com/221-3391

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