Daylight gunfight leaves bullet holes in cars, Lakeview High School door

A bullet hole is seen in the passenger door of a car on the 1500 block of West Belle Plaine. | Provided

Bullets struck two parked cars and another flew through the door of Lakeview High School after occupants of two vehicles exchanged gunfire Sunday afternoon. No injuries were reported.

Officers responded to a call of shots fired on the 4000 block of North Ashland just before 5 p.m., according to Officer Ronald Westbrooks, a CPD spokesperson. Police were met by a witness who reported seeing a man in a white Subaru exchange gunfire with an occupant of a gold-colored SUV nearby.

Both of the shooters’ vehicles fled the scene, but four vehicles parked on the 1500 block of West Belle Plaine were struck, including a 2008 Acura, a 2014 Prius, a 2003 Ford Explorer, and a 2005 Ford Sedan, according to Westbrooks.

Officers also discovered a bullet hole in a door of Lakeview High School, Westbrooks said. Shell casings were found in a nearby alley and on the street.

Area North detectives are investigating. Investigators were exploring the possibility of a connection between the Subaru and a shooting in Rogers Park that unfolded less than an hour before the Lakeview incident.

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