Shots fired in Boystown and near Lakeview High School overnight

Police are investigating two confirmed “shots fired” incidents in Lakeview overnight, including one that sent a bullet flying through the window of a Boystown bar after closing time. This morning’s incidents do not appear to be related.

A witness said that around 2:30 a.m., someone fired about five shots during an argument near the corner of Roscoe and Halsted streets in Boystown. One round crashed through the window of a nearby bar, which had closed about 30 minutes earlier. No injuries were reported.

Officers said the gunman fled in a white GMC Yukon that headed down Roscoe and turned into an alley.

About an hour earlier, police confirmed that shots were fired outside Lakeview High School in the 4000 block of North Ashland. It is at least the fourth time since August 8 that CPD has found evidence of shots being fired in the same area.

Police responded to the intersection of Irving Park and Ashland around 1:35 this morning and found five shell casings in the street directly in front of the high school. No injuries were reported.

On Monday afternoon, officers found shell casings in an alley directly across from Lakeview High School after 911 callers reported shots fired.

Shots fired were also confirmed at Irving and Ashland around 5 a.m. on August 15.

The string of incidents began around 1:15 p.m. on August 8. In that case, witnesses reported seeing people shooting at each other in the 3700 block of North Ashland. Police found casings and damage to a building, but no injuries were reported.

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