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.