DeKALB – Two people were injured and a shot was fired without striking anyone in a fight Friday afternoon in the Travel Inn parking lot, DeKalb police said.
Two groups of five or six people each had a fight about 12:30 p.m. in the parking lot at 1116 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb Police Commander John Petragallo said. During the fight, one person was hit in the head with a gun and another suffered a hand injury; paramedics did not need to take either to the emergency room.
"As one of the groups fled the scene, a round was fired from the gun," Petragallo said.
Police detained a man who was part of the group that was running away, Petragallo said. They took about 10 witnesses to the police station for interviewing and cordoned off the Travel Inn parking lot and the adjacent Precision Car Wash, 1120 W. Lincoln Highway.
Police from Northern Illinois University, Sycamore and the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office responded, as well as DeKalb paramedics. Emergency vehicles were parked in Lincoln Highway's center-turn lane west of Annie Glidden Road for about two hours. DeKalb police continued to investigate Friday evening.