LAKEVIEW: No Injuries In Thursday Shooting Attempt

Shell casings have been recovered from the scene of an attempted shooting near the 1500 block of W. Addison Thursday evening. No one was injured, but a small group of people told police that they had been targeted.

Police responded to the area around 8:15PM after several 911 callers reported hearing shots fired.

Witnesses reported seeing two Asian or Hispanic men, one wearing a red shirt and the other wearing a black shirt. One of the two was said to have “shaggy hair,” according to a witness.

One woman told Southport Corridor News and Events that she heard five or six gunshots:

I was outside with my 3 kids and heard it then saw a girl running. She ran up to us and said it was a Hispanic or Asian male, dark shirt and glasses and baseball hat…I had my kids so I heard [the shots] and took off running…

Shell casings were later found outside of a home on the corner of Addison and Bosworth, police said.

Gun Found In Wrigleyville Trash Can

(1) Scene of alleged assault; (2) Ugalde’s arrest; (3) Gun found Thursday

Garbagemen found a handgun in a Wrigleyville trash can Thursday morning, just steps from where a Plainfield, IL, man allegedly brandished a handgun during a street confrontation Saturday night.

Police on Saturday were unable to locate a gun, but witnesses identified the man and he was charged this week with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Police have not yet made a definitive connection between the recovered gun and Saturday’s incident.

Ugalde (Chicago Police Dept)

Uriel O Ugalde, 28, was charged in the case after witnesses said he lifted his shirt to reveal a black handgun in his waistband and threatened to shoot a man during a fight outside of Sluggers Bar, 3540 N. Clark, around 10PM on Saturday.

Police said multiple witnesses were pointing and yelling as units arrived on-scene. Armed with a description of the alleged offender, cops stopped Ugalde in the 3400 block of N. Seminary. He was subsequently identified by witnesses as the man who had a gun.

Despite the eyewitness confirmation, officers were unable to find a handgun that night.

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