A gunman opened fire on an off-duty Amtrak police officer who was driving to work in a road rage incident near Union Station on Sunday evening, according to Chicago police and a department source. The officer was not injured.
Officially, Chicago police said only that a man was fired upon by an occupant of another vehicle as they traveled eastbound in the 600 block of West Washington around 9:35 p.m.
The Amtrak officer trailed the gunman’s vehicle for several blocks before losing track of it near LaSalle Street. A single bullet hole was found near the top of the driver’s door on the Amtrak officer’s vehicle, according to Chicago police on the scene.
Officers who reviewed POD camera footage said the offender’s vehicle is a brown 2018 Hyundai SUV with an Uber decal on the lower-right side of its front windshield. The car’s license plate begins with Z5092, according to the Amtrak cop.
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