Gunman fires on Bucktown residents, hitting home and purse, but no people

A Chicago police officer investigates (left) after bullets hit a woman’s purse (center), a doorframe (right), and other areas | Ring

CHICAGO — No injuries were reported, but Bucktown neighbors are understandably concerned after someone fired shots toward at least three people on a residential street Friday night.

A 21-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man were in the 1600 block of North Honore when a tan sedan rolled up the block around 11:55 p.m., a Chicago police spokesperson said.

The couple fled into their home as three people in the vehicle began shooting in their direction, according to CPD. Officers found several shell casings nearby.

At the same time, 37-year-old man on the block said shots were fired at him, too. Officers found two shell casings and saw damage to a front window on the man’s house, the CPD spokesperson said.

A concerned neighbor posted photographs of bullet damage to the Ring network over the weekend.

One photo shows a bullet hole in a woman’s purse. In another picture, a bullet is seen lodged in a doorframe. More bullets are seen in the door and front of the home.

“Both could have easily died over seemingly random targets,” the Ring user wrote. “They seem like a nice young couple.”

The police provided no motive for the assaults.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated at 10:36 a.m. to include additional information from the Chicago Police Department

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