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NORMAL -- A 20-year-old Bloomington man is in custody in connection with an incident late Friday in which gunshots were fired into a home at 1401 River Landing St. in Normal.

People were inside the home when the shots were fired, but no one was injured.

Police say the man was arrested Saturday and taken to McLean County Jail. He is expected to be arraigned today. The Pantagraph does not identify suspects in cases until charges are filed.

"The victim and the arrested person were acquainted," said Normal Assistant Police Chief Kirk Ijams, who added, "the slugs penetrated into the living area."

Residents on River Landing Street were awakened by gunfire shortly after 10:30 p.m. Friday. Police say the home was struck several times.

"We have some normal break-ins of garages, but nothing like this," said a neighbor, Jennifer Smith, who has lived for 10 years on the one-block street that features one- and two-story sided homes.

Smith said she was jolted awake by four or five gunshots, which she heard even though her home is four houses away. On Saturday morning, she was outside "trying to live our everyday life," and still has faith in the safety of her neighborhood.

Police said there was damage to the front door, windows and siding of the small one-story house where River Landing curves into Bull Street.

Ijams said there was "no indication this is tied to a gang at this point."

The street was open to traffic by Saturday morning. It had been closed Friday night at East Shelbourne Drive, which is a block north of the home.


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