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Police investigate after shots fired in Rocky Hill neighborhood

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Shots were fired in the area of Gilbert Avenue in Rocky Hill on Monday night (WFSB) Shots were fired in the area of Gilbert Avenue in Rocky Hill on Monday night (WFSB)
ROCKY HILL, CT (WFSB) -

Police in Rocky Hill are investigating after reports of several gunshots being heard.

The shots were fired in the area of Gilbert Avenue and Silo Drive around dusk on Monday evening.

Mostly surrounded by woods and near a farm, people who live in the neighborhood never thought they'd hear gun shots.

“It's a nice quiet neighborhood. I just can't imagine it,” said Joanne Halle, of Rocky Hill.

Pat Civitillo was sitting on her front patio at the time the shots were fired.

“We went inside. It was getting kind of late. 8:15 (p.m.) is kind of dark at that time. Mosquitoes were biting,” Civitillo said.

She thought the noise was something else.

“I want to say 6 or 7 that's why I want to say firecrackers, kids throwing firecrackers,” Civitillo said.

When police got to the area they found several bullet shell casings on the side of the road. Many were shocked to hear that.

No one was hurt and police didn't find any home or cars damaged, but investigators want residents to keep an eye out.

“In the 31 years that we've been here, I can't tell you of anything that was that traumatic. The only thing I'm thinking is possibly someone was shooting at animals, we've seen coyotes and of course deer, but just makes no sense to me,” Halle said.

A neighbor did tell police they saw a light-colored vehicle leaving the area after those shots were fired.

Anyone with information should contact police at (860) 258-7640.

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