Thursday, August 02, 2018

Uptown: No injuries, gun recovered after shots are fired near Wilson CTA station Thursday evening

Shell casings were found outside of the firehouse at Wilson and Racine, police said. | Google
Several shots were fired near the Wilson Red Line station during Thursday’s evening rush hour, police said. No one was injured, but police did manage to find a handgun that was ditched in the area.

Officers on patrol reported hearing several gunshots around 5:15 p.m. near the 1200 block of West Wilson. Shell casings were later found on the street at 1212 West Wilson, outside of a fire station.

Police said the gunfire was aimed at a white car that was passing through the area. Witnesses reported seeing people run in all directions after shots were fired, but none was injured. A parked car was struck by gunfire as it sat in the Subway restaurant lot at 4556 North Magnolia, police said.

Cops who scoured the area found a 45-caliber handgun that had been tossed into a bush in the 4400 block of North Malden. It was taken for investigation.

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