Gunman shoots car, pedestrian, and house on North Side, but apparently missed his target

The 3100 block of West Touhy. | Google

A gunman who fired on another car as the vehicles sped along Touhy Avenue yesterday evening left a pedestrian shot, a home’s window shattered by bullets, and another driver’s car pelted with gunfire. But there are no indications that the shooter actually hit their intended target, according to Chicago police reports.

It happened around 7:18 p.m. as the vehicles traveled in the 3100 block of West Touhy.

In a press statement, Chicago police said a 58-year-old woman was on a sidewalk when she was shot in the right leg by an unknown offender. EMS took her to St. Francis Hospital in fair condition.

But witnesses reported seeing two cars speeding along Touhy Avenue with a passenger in the second car shooting at the lead vehicle. Police found more than a dozen shell casings along the way.

A CPD surveillance camera recorded a passenger in a blue or gray SUV shooting at a black Chrysler.

Another driver who was not involved called the police because their vehicle had been struck by gunfire. No one in the car was injured.

And a homeowner in the 3000 block of West Touhy called 911 after bullets flew through their front window. No injuries were reported there, either.

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