One of the gas tanks at the BP gas station on Harlem Avenue was hit by a bullet on Feb. 9. | Maria Maxham

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Forest Park and Oak Park police responded to multiple calls of shots fired near Washington Street and Harlem Avenue on Feb. 9 at 11:21 p.m.

Officers arrived on the scene, set up a perimeter and began searching the area for evidence, eventually finding nine 9 mm shell casings on Harlem Avenue and one shell casing on the northeast corner of the BP gas station at that location.

Near one of the gas pumps, officers observed a large amount of broken glass, possibly from a vehicle, according to the police report. Pump #4 had a large bullet hole on the north-facing side of the pump, and a Monoco alcoholic beverage can with a bullet hole through it was found next to pump #3. Two bullet holes were found in the overhead garage door of the gas station.

Police spoke to witnesses who reported hearing gunshots. One witness said he saw unknown subjects running to a black sports car, which sped off eastbound on Washington Street.

Another witness said a subject entered a black four-door sedan that sped off eastbound on Washington Street.

At least two witnesses recounted hearing eight to 10 gunshots when looking out their windows to see subjects in the Bed, Bath and Beyond parking lot.