DePaul guard uninjured when men shoot up his car in Loop

Three people are in custody after someone opened fire on a DePaul University security guard as he drove near the school’s Loop campus Thursday morning. The victim was not injured.

Police said someone shot at the 62-year-old guard as he sat in his car at a red light on Wabash Avenue at Balbo Drive at 4:18 a.m. He was getting ready to park nearby, according to a CPD statement.

The guard said one of three men who were riding Divvy bikes fired a gun, striking his car four times, but leaving him physically uninjured.

Police searched the area and took three people into custody on the 700 block of South Wabash. Immediately before the shooting, the three men were speaking with someone who was inside a car, police said. Officers subsequently recovered a handgun from that vehicle, according to CPD. Shell casings were found near the vehicle.

Area Three detectives are investigating.

About four hours before the shooting, a different security guard called police after they found three shell casings lying outside a School of the Art Institute of Chicago building on the first block of South Wabash. No property damage was immediately seen at that location, and the incident has not been linked to the DePaul case.

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