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Rear windshield shot out of Aurora squad car

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Someone shot out the rear windshield of a marked police squad car as an officer was driving Monday night in west suburban Aurora.

The 37-year-old officer was driving northbound on High Street near Hankes Avenue a few minutes after 8 p.m. when he heard a “loud bang or pop” and his rear windshield exploded, according to a statement from Aurora police.

The officer, who was not struck by the bullet, sped to the intersection of High and Pine streets to escape and radioed for help, police said. Dozens of officers converged on the scene, but no suspects were found.

A 17-year-old Aurora boy was seen running nearby after the shooting, but he was released at the scene, police said.

The officer, a 13-year veteran, was taken to a hospital for a checkup and was released.

It is not known what type of weapon was used in the shooting.

Anyone with information should call investigators at (630) 256-5500 or Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000. Callers to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and a cash reward up to $5,000 is being offered.

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