Drive-by shooting caught on camera near Howard CTA station (video)

A drive-by gunman’s car approaches a group of people near the Howard CTA station on April 14, 2024. (Provided)

CHICAGO — Surveillance video of a shooting Sunday morning near the Howard CTA station shows a drive-by gunman opening fire on a group of people gathered around a car. Bullets are seen flying off the pavement of Howard Street as the shooter’s car speeds west.

A 27-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to her ankle when the gunman started shooting around 2:59 a.m., a Chicago police spokesperson said. She told police she was about to get into a vehicle when someone started shooting from a dark sedan, according to CPD.

The car the victim was standing near and a nearby business were struck by bullets.

A CWBChicago reader provided video footage from two surveillance cameras. They said a longer version of the video showed a small group of people waving at a car as they walked out of the CTA station. The car did a U-turn and stopped to talk with them on the corner of Howard and Paulina streets.

The conversation is ongoing as the gunman’s car rolls up. Notice the white puffs rising from the pavement behind the fleeing car, each a cloud of debris caused by a bullet striking the roadway. Watch:

The victim on Sunday marks the 11th shooting victim in Rogers Park this year, matching the neighborhood’s total at this point in 2023. Those numbers compare to seven victims at this point in 2022 and two as of this date in 2021.

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