Bullet hits Chicago police car outside former mayor’s home

A Chicago police squad car is seen outside former Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s home in an image from Google Street View. (Google)

CHICAGO — A bullet flew through the front windshield of a Chicago police vehicle parked in front of former Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s home in Logan Square overnight.

Two officers were inside the car., providing security for Lightfoot’s house in the 3400 block of West Wrightwood, when a round hit the windshield of their unmarked Ford Explorer around 3:09 a.m. They were not injured. A CPD spokesperson said the officers did not return fire.

In fact, the officers didn’t immediately realize what happened until about ten minutes later. That’s when they found a bullet fragment inside the squad car, according to a CPD spokesperson. An evidence technician went to the scene to recover the bullet.

CPD did not receive any calls of shots fired in the area. A neighboring police district equipped with ShotSpotter technology did not receive any alerts about gunfire at the time of the incident, either.

In January, a veteran Chicago police officer accidentally fired a handgun across the street from the former mayor’s home. The cop was on duty when his weapon “unintentionally discharged into the door frame of a parked personal vehicle,” a Chicago police spokesperson said at the time.

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