No, neighbors. You aren’t going crazy. You really were awakened by gunfire this morning.
Several people who live near Melrose and Ashland were awakened early Monday morning by the sound of gunfire in their alley.
Police responded, but no signs of trouble were found.
Yet daylight—and the review of home surveillance footage—revealed that people were not imagining things.
|Spent casings recovered this morning behind the 1500 blocks of Melrose and School in Lakeview | Anonymous
One neighbor today found two large-caliber shell casings lying in the alley.
And, tonight, surveillance video shared with CWBChicago shows the apparent gunman.
In footage reviewed by our team, a male figure is seen walking eastbound in the alley between the 1500 blocks of Melrose and School.
Moments later, with view of the man obstructed by a building, six shots ring out.
Muzzle flashes are seen reflecting off of a nearby garage.
The sound of feet shifting on loose gravel is heard and the man returns to view, running westbound at full speed.
Who or what he was aiming at is not clear from the video, which we are hoping to get permission to post.
Our Lakeview neighbors weren’t the only ones to be awakened by gunfire this weekend.
Around 3:15 a.m. on Sunday, folks who live near the 2900 block of North Damen lit up 911 switchboards with reports of gunfire.
Once again, police responded and found nothing.
And, once again, neighbors found plenty of evidence when daylight arrived.
|One of the casings recovered on George Street on Sunday morning.
Around 9:20 a.m., a resident called police back to the area after he found shell casings and a Nissan Murano with freshly-installed bullet holes in the 2000 block of West George.
|Bullet hole in the rear bumper of a Nissan Murano on George Street early Sunday
No one is in custody for either incident and no one is known to have been shot.