Friday, January 26, 2018

UPTOWN: No Injuries As LSD Motorist Opens Fire

The cars were southbound near this stretch of Lake Shore Drive when shots rang out.
No one was shot, but a lot of people had the bejeezus scared out of them yesterday morning on North Lake Shore Drive.

At least six callers dialed 911 around 11 a.m. Thursday 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.

The Grand Prix is believed to have exited at Irving Park. Police were unable to find the car.

But, cops in the 18th District reported seeing the Dodge Charger running through red lights near Ohio and Wells about 15 minutes after the gunshots. Unfortunately, the officers didn’t know that the car was wanted for gunplay and—following the police department’s “no chase” policy—they didn’t try to stop it. Only later did they hear that the car's occupants had been firing in traffic.

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