A Kansas City man came thisclose to becoming another shooting statistic as he helped a friend move into a Lincoln Park apartment on Saturday. Fortunately for him, the gunman missed.
It all played out at 5:45 PM Saturday at the three-way intersection of Diversey, Damen, and Clybourn…less than 100 yards from where a 46-year-old man was shot on September 1.
The would-be victim was driving a Budget moving truck when a complete stranger ran up and fired shots at him. Bystanders dove to the ground at a nearby CTA bus shelter and the man from Kansas City took off running.
Witnesses describe the gunman as a “young” black teenage male who has blond-tipped dreadlocks that “point up.” He was last seen running southbound on Damen from Diversey.
The description of Saturday’s shooter closely resembles that of a man who was reportedly involved in a carjacking attempt further north on Damen last Monday.
In that incident, a man reported that two offenders forced him out of his vehicle at gunpoint near 4433 N. Damen around 12:30 AM. For unknown reasons, the two offenders fled the scene without taking the car, police said.
The primary offender was described as black, slender, young, 5’8” tall, with blond-tipped dreadlocks.
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