Bullet flew through Lakeview apartment window during possible road rage altercation, alderman says

CHICAGO — A bullet flew through an apartment window as a gunman in a vehicle fired shots at another car on Monday evening in Lakeview, officials said. No injuries were reported in the incident, which a local alderman said may have been fueled by road rage.

It happened just after 7 p.m. near the intersection of Lincoln and Grace, a busy intersection occupied on one corner by a popular Trader Joe’s grocery store.

Witnesses reported that one vehicle appeared to be chasing another eastbound on Grace Street. Reports varied on whether both vehicles’ occupants fired shots or just one.

Ald. Matt Martin (47th) confirmed that police found shell casings at the scene as well as a bullet inside a nearby apartment. According to a police report, the apartment is on the corner of Hermitage and Grace.

“Currently available information suggests that this shooting may have been road rage-related, involving a black Maserati SUV and a silver SUV,” Martin said in a Facebook post. He did not say how officials concluded that the shooting involved road rage.

One witness reported that the driver of the Maserati was wearing a balaclava-style face mask as he sped from the area after the shooting.

No arrests have been made.

“I understand the uncertainty and fear that events like this bring to our community. I appreciate CPD’s swift response and am thankful that no one appears to have been injured physically,” Martin said.

Area Three detectives are collecting video footage to assist with their investigation. They can be reached at 312-744-8261. The case number is JH-209339.

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