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Police report shots fired on Indian Avenue in Aurora

Updated: October 12, 2013 6:23AM

Neighbors said they were “scared to death” Monday afternoon when they heard five shots ring out on their Aurora street.

Police were called to the 1000 block of Solfisburg Avenue at around 4:45 p.m. for calls of shots fired. A woman reported hearing multiple shots being fired, possibly from nearby Indian Avenue.

There, several witnesses, including a 21-year-old Aurora man, told a similar story.

Police found Ricardo Reyes standing outside an Indian Avenue home. He told police he had come outside to investigate the noise, but wasn’t sure where it came from.

One neighbor had a good idea where the shots were fired. He told police that he had seen Reyes firing a gun in his yard about two weeks earlier. Other witnesses corroborated that story, saying they believed the shots had come from Reyes’ home.

Officers found several .45 caliber, semi-automatic pistol cartridges on Reyes property.

Police reports show that Reyes admitted that he had fired the pistol, which was recovered from his home. He told police that the gun belonged to his father, and that he had intended on cleaning the weapon, but wanted to fire off the remaining rounds first.

This was not the first time he has done this, he said.

Reyes was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and firing a weapon while ineligible to obtain a FOID card. Both charges are felonies.

No one was injured during the incident, police said.

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