3-year-old girl escapes injury after gunman opens fire on car in Uptown

A gunman opened fire on the gray vehicle seen at bottom right. | Provided

A 3-year-old girl escaped injury when someone opened fire on the car she was sitting in Friday evening in the Uptown neighborhood. Police said the incident was domestic-related, but no one is in custody.

The girl was in the back seat of a 2004 BMW that was parked on the 4600 block of North Sheridan around 8:45 p.m., according to a police spokesperson. A 37-year-old man was also in the vehicle when someone pulled alongside them in a pickup truck and opened fire.

At least five shots were fired into the car, breaking glass and causing debris to fly around its interior. An ambulance crew was summoned to check the victims, but no injuries were reported, police said.

The shooter’s truck is red with a black front quarter panel, according to witnesses. It was last seen heading south on Sheridan and then east on Wilson, police said.

Area North detectives are investigating.

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