Tuesday, 10 August 2021 10:53

Classic Cars Damaged in Drive-By Shooting

Written by Elizabeth Puckett, Motorious

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Police in St. Charles, IL, are investigating an early evening drive-by shooting at Classics and Custom Auto, which sells classic, muscle and antique cars and does restoration and repair work.

Several cars in their showroom were struck by the stray bullets. Damage is estimated to total $25,000 to $30,000.


The drive-by shooting targeting the business happened around 7:45 p.m. on a Monday. No customers or employees were inside the building at the time, which the owner, Darius Grigaliunas, called a "fortunate thing."


"We have video of the bullets coming into the building and shooting the cars," Grigaliunas said about the incident being captured by a security camera. While nobody was injured, four cars in the showroom were damaged, as well as the building itself.


"We generate a lot of interest," Grigaliunas told the news. "It is really great in my opinion to have a place like this in your community. It was a big decision where I was going to put this place. I was looking at Indianapolis, Memphis, Denver. I choose my hometown."


This is the second incident at the business where bullets have flown, but the prior shooting in 2018 didn't do this kind of damage. It is unknown if the shootings are related, and there are no suspects in either shooting.


The owner has already had to put up fencing and "No Trespassing" signs because of the amount of pedestrian traffic on the property.


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