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Shots Fired Intended For Peraica's Home?

By Marcus Gilmer in News on May 7, 2009 5:10PM

2009_05_07_peraica.jpg A report by the Riverside/Brookfield Landmark claims Riverside police are saying that shots fired at a house located in the 300 block of Scottswood Road yesterday morning were actually intended for a neighboring house: the residence of Cook County Commissioner (and serial Tweeter) Tony Peraica.

Per the Landmark's report:

Police Chief Thomas Weitzel said that the small-caliber rounds struck the front door and front window of the home, which is next door to Peraica's. Two of the rounds were recovered from the door itself and one from in front of the door. Five others went through the front window and landed inside at the base of the window, Weitzel said.

No shell casings were found at the scene, leading police to believe that the shots were fired from inside a vehicle, which police described as a dark-colored midsize four-door car with a loud muffler.

"We have interviewed many of the neighbors, and none of them have any known enemies or professions that would have provoked an attack," Weitzel said. "The facts, as we have them today, lead us to believe that the intended target was Mr. Peraica's residence."

Riverside police have contacted the Cook County Sheriff's Police and have ordered a special watch on Peraica's home as a precaution.

Weitzel later added, "This wasn't a random act of violence. That's not where the evidence is leading us now." The Landmark says Peraica hasn't commented on the incident and there's no indication of anything on his Twitter feed. [via WLS 890 on-air report]

Update: Peraica confirms the story via, what else, his Twitter: "Per the stories today, the police do believe my home was the target of a shooting this week. Thanks for your prayers and concern."