SWAT incident underway after man shoots two dogs in Lakeview: reports

Update 7:56 PM — Chicago police made contact with the man around 6:30 p.m. No charges are anticipated. Full details here.


A Chicago police SWAT team is looking for a man who shot two dogs and ran into an apartment building in Lakeview on Tuesday afternoon, according to CPD radio transmissions. Pedestrian and vehicle traffic was being re-routed in the area.

Witnesses reported that the dogs were being walked in an alley behind the 1000 block of West Oakdale when the man shot them around 1:45 p.m. An officer at the scene said an argument broke out between the gunman and a woman walking the dogs because they were not on leashes. However, the motive for the shooting is not yet clear.

Police found three shell casings in the alley.

Officers immediately focused on an apartment building in the 1000 block of West George after witnesses said he ran into the complex with a gun in his hand. Later, officers were also paying close attention to a building on the 1000 block of West Oakdale.

As of 4 p.m., the man had not been located, and it was unclear if he was still inside a building or had fled the area.

Both of the injured dogs were taken to a veterinary clinic. Their conditions were not immediately available.

According to witnesses, the gunman is a White male between 35 and 40 years old wearing a black jacket, black winter cap, and glasses.

Harriet Tubman Elementary School, 2851 N Seminary, went on a soft lockdown as the incident began, but students were being released after class.

CWB Chicago will update this story as developments warrant.

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