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DeKalb police investigate Wednesday night incident near Village Commons Bookstore

September 29, 2011

City of DeKalb police are investigating an apparent shooting that took place late Wednesday night in the vicinity of  Lucinda Avenue near the Village Commons Bookstore.

According to DeKalb police several individuals were involved in an incident in a parking lot adjacent to the Village Commons Bookstore.  During the altercation a gun was fired resulting in one individual suffering a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg.

Police have yet to release the identity of the victim, but they say the victim is not an NIU student.

City of DeKalb Police Chief Bill Feithen said early Thursday morning that the situation was an isolated incident and not a random act. Chief Feithen said that the incident remains under investigation, and he assures the public that there is no immediate threat to the safety and security of the local or campus community.