Gunmen fired at least 40 rounds on the Near North Side — and much of it was caught on video

Video footage shows men firing at least 40 shots on the 800 block of North Cambridge on May 26, 2022. | @johnfromwrigley via Twitter

At least three gunmen fired dozens of shots Thursday evening on the Near North Side, leaving nearby residents rattled, but no one injured. Much of it was caught on video.

Chicago police officers who were on patrol radioed shots fired at 7:04 p.m., initially estimating 15 to 20 shots fired, then 30 to 35 shots, then 40 to 45 shots as the gunfire continued during their transmission.

Video posted to Twitter by @johnfromwrigley captured part of the incident. You can hear at least 40 shots fired in the footage.

It begins with two men ducking as they run to a maroon SUV and climb inside.

As they enter the car, another man pops out of the back seat and begins firing up the 800 block of North Cambridge. One of the men who ran to the SUV then emerges again with a gun in his hand. He fires repeatedly up Cambridge while skipping across the traffic lanes. Then, he returns to the SUV, which speeds east on Chicago Avenue.

Police found shot-up vehicles and shell casings in the area. A window was shot out of a second-floor apartment on the 500 block of West Pearson, but no injuries were reported there.

Officers said a natural gas leak may have been caused by a bullet striking a utility meter on the 900 bock of North Cambridge. The fire department sealed off the leak until utility workers are able to make a permanent repair.

No arrests have been announced.

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