A Lake View High School student was the intended target of a shooting attempt Tuesday afternoon in the 1400 block of W. Irving Park Road, about two blocks from the school campus. The front door of a CTA bus was shot out during the incident, but no one was injured, according to police reports.
Several callers reported seeing a gunman fire two or three shots near Irving Park and Southport at 3:20PM. Investigators later recovered two shell casings outside of 1413 W. Irving Park.
Witnesses said that a heavy-set Hispanic man in his 20’s fired the shots from a small black handgun and then fled through a nearby service station. The gunman was seen wearing a black sports jersey emblazoned with the number 65 or 25 in gold numerals.
One of the rounds flew through the front door of a nearby CTA bus.
Police sources said that a 16-year-old Lake View High School student is believed to be the intended target.
About three hours after the incident, another round of gunfire was reported two blocks north of the high school at Ashland and Cullom.
Multiple callers reported hearing about five gunshots and seeing a gray minivan and a dark Charger or Challenger with tinted windows speeding from the area at 6:05PM.
The second scene is only two blocks from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s family home on Hermitage Avenue.
Chicago police are conducting a post-shooting mission near the high school.