Wednesday, May 08, 2019

VIDEO: 40+ shots fired in River North gunfight early Wednesday

At least 40 shots were fired between the occupants of two vehicles during an early-morning gunfight outside Cuvee nightclub, 308 West Erie, in the River North neighborhood early Wednesday.

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Video posted to Instagram by @bighomieblocks captures nearly 90 seconds of the action as the shots are fired and vehicles flee the scene. In less than a minute, police officers are on the scene with weapons drawn, telling the occupants of a white Rolls-Royce to put their hands up.

The Rolls continues driving forward even as an officer leans on its hood with a weapon pointed at the driver.

The luxury car later crashed on the Ontario Street feeder ramp, and two occupants ran from the vehicle. One was arrested, the other is being sought, police said. The occupants of a black SUV that was involved in the incident are also still wanted by police.
SUVs riddled with bullet holes near the scene of this morning's shoot-out. | Provided
Meanwhile, a man in a third vehicle became involved in a dispute with investigating officers and police arrested him as well, according to a police spokesperson.

Charges are pending against both men who are in custody, but CPD did not say if weapons charges were being sought against either man.

Local Alderman Brendan Reilly (42nd) did not immediately respond to a request for comment about what action, if any, the city may take following the latest in a series of shooting incidents around the downtown club district.
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