Monday, January 29, 2018

Bullets Fly Through Windows Of Marine Drive High-Rise, Residents Say

Bullet holes were found in windows of the brown building by residents on the 10th and 12th floors.
Two residents of a Marine Drive high-rise reported finding bullet holes in their windows on Saturday.

One woman on the tenth floor of 4170 North Marine said she found a bullet on her bathroom floor and a hole in a nearby window at 3 a.m. Around 5:15 on Saturday evening, a man on the building’s twelveth floor called police after he, too, found a bullet hole in a window.

Police were not sure if the bullets were fired during a high-profile incident in the traffic lanes of Lake Shore Drive on Thursday morning or if shots were fired in another episode.

On Thursday, at least six callers dialed 911 around 11 a.m. to report seeing an occupant of one car open fire on another vehicle as the two traveled southbound on Lake Shore Drive between Montrose and Irving Park Road.

A woman who was standing in the 4100 block of North Marine Drive heard six shots ring out and a man who was in traffic with the two involved vehicles called moments later to say he saw the gunfire happen. According to that man and four other drivers, an occupant of a red Dodge Charger with a sunroof, tinted rear windows and a Pennsylvania license plate fired multiple shots at a black Pontiac Grand Prix.


A Case Of The Mondays

It has been a bad Monday for one of Uptown’s prominent gang banging and drug-running families. Around 1:40 a.m., police tried to stop a car belonging to a 20-year-old man whose family has long been responsible for drug deals and a gang faction in the neighborhood. But the vehicle sped off from Irving Park and Clarendon.

By the time officers caught up with the vehicle, it had been abandoned in the street at Irving and Kenmore. The occupants fled on foot and were not located. But their car is now being inventoried as it enters police custody.

A couple of hours later, a woman called police after she found a handgun in the road at Irving Park and Fremont—about half-way between where the car sped off and where it was found abandoned.

We certainly would not assume that the tossed gun came from the gang banger’s car. But it would be a safe bet. The weapon is also in the hands of police this morning.

No charges have been filed against the man in this morning’s activity, so we can’t mention him by name. That will change if charges are filed.
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