DODGING A BULLET: Lincoln Park, Boystown Victims Report Being Threatened With Gun From Car

Chicago police are investigating after two victims—one in Lincoln Park and one in Boystown—reported being threatened by man who pointed a gun at them from a vehicle Monday afternoon. No shots are known to have been fired and no one was injured.

The first report came from a parking attendant who was working near Diversey and Clark at 1:50PM. He told officers that a white Dodge Stratus pulled up and the back-seat passenger brandished a gun.

The car then drove off eastbound on Diversey.

Five minutes later, a man who was working outside at Broadway and Cornelia called 911 to report that the back seat passenger of a white Dodge Intrepid had pointed a gun at him as the vehicle circled the area. The victim described the gun as an assault rifle.

Dodge’s Intrepid and Stratus models are similar in appearance.

The Lincoln Park victim reported that the vehicle was occupied by three black men while the Boystown victim saw two black men in the car—one in the back seat plus the driver.

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A Lincoln Park resident found a bullet hole in his 20th floor condo window when he returned rom a 9-day vacation yesterday evening. The bullet was found lodged in a wall. Police dispatchers were unable to locate any recent calls of shots fired near the high rise building, which is in the 2600 block of N. Lakeview.

Images: A Dodge Intrepid (L) and Stratus

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