Cops hunt people who waved gun from car sporting Trump, USA, Puerto Rico flags

A group of people drove around the Old Town and Near North neighborhood last month, flashing a gun at passersby while flags representing the USA, Puerto Rico, and Donald Trump waved from the vehicle’s windows, according to police.

Now, detectives are asking for the public to help them track down the car and its occupants.

CWBChicago tweeted initial information about the incident as it happened on June 14.

Multiple 911 callers reported seeing the car’s occupants waving guns in the area, including on the 1100- to 1500 blocks of North Wells.

The incident happened on the weekend that Chicago’s Puerto Rico Festival is typically held. While the event was canceled this year due to COVID-19, many people continued to celebrate across the city, Block Club Chicago reported.

Police have not released descriptions of the car’s occupants yet. But, shortly after we posted this story today, a CWBChicago Twitter follower shared video that shows the vehicle involved in a traffic stop with police officers last month:

Anyone who has information about the car or its occupants can contact CPD Detective Bartel at 312-744-8261. Information can also be submitted anonymously at www.CPDtip.com

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