Chicago police are investigating after dirt bikers surrounded a woman’s car in Old Town and one of them fired shots as she tried to get away on Monday evening. A person living in a nearby high-rise caught most of the incident on video, including the shooting. The woman was not injured.
The woman, 27, was inside her green MINI Cooper at the intersection of Clark and Burton when the dirt bikers surrounded her around 10:13 p.m., according to Chicago police.
One of the bikers pointed a gun at the woman and she reversed her car, striking one of the bikes, a CPD spokesperson said.
The gunman then fired shots toward the woman, striking her car, police said.
Blair Nelson posted the video on Twitter about an hour after it happened. Watch:
The footage, recorded from a nearby residence, shows several motorcycles and ATVs trapped the woman’s vehicle on the southwest corner of the intersection. She backed her car out of the group, striking a bike, which fell to the pavement.
A man walked toward the woman’s car with his arm extended in front of him as if pointing a handgun.
As the woman pulled away, about four gunshots rang out.
She drove away north on Clark, and the bikers fled the scene.
The bikers’ motives are not clear, but the woman reportedly believed they were trying to carjack her.