A gunman fired at least eight shots on Wrigleyville’s Clark Street bar strip early Friday, but no one was seriously injured, according to police.
Two women, ages 24 and 27, told police they left one of the local bars just before 1 a.m. to get into an acquaintance’s car, which was “surrounded by an unknown group of male offenders,” Officer Michelle Tannehill said.
The women drove around the area for a while and rolled back through the 3400 block of North Clark a short time later. As they did, one of the men who was standing near their car earlier pulled out a gun and began shooting, Tannehill said.
The gunman then got into a dark-colored minivan that was last seen heading westbound on Cornelia Avenue from Clark Street.
Police met with the two women outside of Wrigley Field. The 24-year-old sustained a minor injury to her head, possibly from broken glass. She declined medical attention, Tannehill said.
Investigators found eight shell casings on the 3400 block of North Clark. Witnesses described the shooter as a Black male who stands about 5’10” tall and has long dreads.
Shots have been fired without causing injuries in the Lakeview-based Town Hall police district at least two other times over the past nine days.
On Wednesday, June 16, police found several shell casings on the 2000 block of West Byron after witnesses reported seeing a man firing into the air from a black Challenger around 9:20 p.m, according to a CPD report.
Then, on Monday, a woman’s car was shot up on the parking lot of Walgreens, 1500 West Wilson, in Uptown. Police found four shell casings in a nearby alley after the 10:30 p.m. incident. The suspect fled the area in a small silver SUV, according to a witness.
No arrests have been made in any of the cases.