A 35-year-old man was cut by flying glass when his car got stuck in the middle of a shoot-out in River North on Friday evening, according to a CPD report. It’s the second time this week that officers confirmed gunfire in the same area, although no one was injured in the earlier incident. Separately, police officers witnessed a “shots fired” incident in Lakeview early Saturday, but no injuries were reported in that case. Here are the details:
The occupants of two SUVs exchanged gunfire as they traveled south on Kingsbury near Illinois around 10:04 p.m. Friday, a police report said. A man who was driving another car wound up in the crossfire, and his vehicle was struck by at least one bullet that shattered his car’s glass.
CPD surveillance camera footage shows the two SUVs shooting at each other, and several shell casings were found at the scene. According to a separate traffic crash report, one of the cars turned onto Kinzie and collided with a Tesla at Wells Street before fleeing the scene. No injuries were reported in the traffic crash.
Paramedics took the man who was injured by flying glass to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment. His injures were not life-threatening.
The WindyCity Weather and News Twitter account posted an image of police at the scene with the injured man’s car:
It’s the second time police have confirmed shots fired in the immediate area this week. Around 3 a.m. Monday, officers responded to shots fired and found three parked cars with bullet damage at Grand and Kingsbury, a CPD report said. No injuries were reported.
A CPD detective reported seeing shots fired from a vehicle near the corner of Belmont and Ashland around 1:05 a.m. Saturday. According to an officer who reviewed CPD surveillance footage, the driver and passenger of a black sedan opened fire on a gray Mercedes. They continued traveling north on Lincoln Avenue after firing the shots.
Some bullets broke the glass on a couple of nearby storefronts, and a man who was driving in the area later called police to report that bullets had struck his car. No injuries were reported.