By Neil H. Dempsey
---- — PEABODY — Police are investigating a report that somebody fired a gun into the window of a Longstreet Road residence on Wednesday evening.
Officers received an 8:18 p.m. report of the incident from a man at 20 Longstreet Road who said he’d heard his window break from a gunshot while he was sitting inside, according to the incident log and an interview with an officer. The man was not injured and said he was unsure whether a BB gun might have been responsible for the damage.
The officer said last night that it was still unknown whether the gun used was a BB gun, but that police are continuing to investigate. The window was completely broken, he said.
Police wrote in the log that “evidence was recovered and will be processed,” but the officer said he was unsure what items were collected at the scene.
State police are also investigating the incident.
Although Peabody police offered no description of a suspect or vehicle in connection to the incident, Marblehead police reported in their log Wednesday that Peabody police had asked them to be on the lookout for a large four-door silver vehicle “in regards to a shooting that happened in their town yesterday.”
The log item was at 8:45 p.m. and referenced Longstreet Road. It seemed likely, then, that the “yesterday” was a mistake, as the Peabody officer said he hadn’t heard of any other shootings.
“No make, model or plate given, also no known direction of travel,” the Marblehead log read. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.
Another report of gunshots in Peabody came in at 8:54 p.m. Wednesday night from a resident at the trailer park at 252 Newbury St. The woman said she’d heard the noises — “two loud explosions” — coming from the direction of 286 Newbury St. about an hour before.
Police searched the area but didn’t find anything suspicious.