Gunman opened fire on family’s car Thursday afternoon, police say

A family of three was targeted by a gunman who opened fire on their car Thursday afternoon in the 4000 block of North Kenmore, police said. No one was injured, but the victims’ car was damaged by bullets. It’s the second violent incident to be reported on the block this week.

Police said a 28-year-old man was driving with a 23-year-old woman and a one-year-old boy when the shooter emerged from a dark-colored vehicle and began firing shots at the two adults around 3:35 p.m.

The gunman then returned to his car and fled northbound on Kenmore, police said.

Both adults refused medical attention. An ambulance crew was dispatched to look at the infant as a precaution, according to police.

The offender was described as a black man with dreadlocks in his 20’s who stands about 5’7” tall.

Thursday’s shooting is the second violent incident to be reported near the intersection of Kenmore and Irving Park Road this week. The crimes are not believed to be related.

On Sunday afternoon, a 24-year-old man was carjacked as he unloaded items from his car on Kenmore just north of the intersection, police said. The victim was walking toward his home when three offenders approached him and one pressed a hard object into his back while demanding the man’s car keys, police said.

After getting the man’s keys, the three offenders ran to the victim’s car and got in. The victim tried to pull the driver out of the car, but the offender accelerated and dragged the victim for a short distance, according to police.

The victim suffered visible injuries to his leg, but he declined medical attention.

The stolen car is a silver 2012 Subaru Legacy with a license plate that begins with Q445. The vehicle was last seen heading eastbound on Irving Park Road.

According to the victim, the offenders were three black men between 18- and 20-years-old. One of them wore a denim jacket.

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