CHICAGO — A boy was injured and several businesses, including an apartment were damaged after a shootout in Irving Park early Friday morning.
According to police, a black Infiniti truck and red sedan were driving westbound near the 2800 block of West Irving Park Road around 3:05 a.m. when an anonymous witness said people in the vehicles began firing shots at one another.
A 17-year-old boy was dropped off at a local hospital by the red sedan with a graze wound to the head. He is listed in good condition.
Police say the boy refused to answer questions.
A neighbor described the shots going through his window.
“I heard gunshots and ran to my daughter’s room and while I’m running, the shots go through my window.”
Aleksandra Matejevic, an Irving Park resident, said she is scared.
“I’m really scared because of the situation,” Matejevic said. “This is really serious.”
Aaron Koppeo was jolted out of bed when he heard the gunshots.
“I was in bed and I heard the gunshots and ran to my daughter’s room,” Koppeo said. “While I’m running over, they come through my window.”
Hector DeLeon is among the half dozen or so residents with damaged windows.
“It’s getting worse,” DeLeon said. “Chicago, it’s just not what it used to be.”
No one is in custody but police are investigating the incident.