An officer on patrol reported hearing shots fired west of Clark on Addison at the time of the altercation. Moments later, several residents and passers-by also reported gunfire near Racine and Addison.
Witnesses and the victim describe the shooter as a 25-year-old black man with short hair who was wearing a white shirt and long red shorts. He was last seen running southbound on Racine from Addison.
He told cops that he got into an altercation with another driver at 3300 North Halsted around 4:10AM. The victim said that the other driver got out of his vehicle, put a silver handgun to the victim's head, and racked the gun's slide. No shots were fired.
The man with the gun was described as being Hispanic and about 20-years-old. He was with a Hispanic female passenger in a black 2002 Hyundai that was last seen turning west on Belmont.
A Wild OneThis morning's gunplay came after a particularly troubling Saturday in our neighborhood:
- A woman was carjacked in the 1200 block of West Belmont by a man who implied that he had a gun around 4AM. (Full story HERE)
- An off-duty Chicago police officer and a companion were robbed by three men who all pointed firearms at the victims in the 3100 block of North Ravenswood around 9:25PM. The thugs escaped with the victims' wallets and the cop's gun. (Full story HERE.)
- An Uber driver with a concealed carry license was carjacked in the 3600 block of N. Racine around 11PM by a gunman and three other offenders. In addition to the victim's car, the robbers also scored his firearm and two loaded magazines that were in the vehicle's center console. (Full story HERE.)
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