Harrisburg police investigating shooting involving two cars


Scott Ramonte

HARRISBURG, IL — Two people were arrested in Harrisburg, Illinois over the weekend after shots were fired from two cars.

The Harrisburg Police Department was called the area of Feazel Street and Longley Street around 1:10 p.m. on Sunday on two cars driving erratically. People inside the cars were also shooting at each other.

Officers found one of the cars on West Poplar Street and Capitol Street. They stopped the car and took all three people inside for questioning.

During this time, dispatch received a call that a home in the 1300 block of South Delmar Street was hit by one of the bullets shot from one of the cars involved.

Officers found damage to the home and a spent projectile. Later in the evening, a citizen who was walking found evidence that linked one of the people taken in for questioning with the shooting.

Ramonte Scott was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Officer are seeking additional charges from the Saline County State Attorney’s Office.

Rodney Weems

Later that night around 10:00 p.m., Rodney Weems went to the police department and talked with officers. He was later charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a convicted felon, unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and aggravated discharge of a weapon with additional charges being sought.

Officers received the names of the people in the other cars and are looking for them. Anyone with information is asked to call the Harrisburg Police Department at (618) 252-8661.

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