CHICAGO — Police are investigating after a man was wounded in a shootout in a parking garage in the South Loop early Monday.
According to police, a man was pulling into a parking garage around 3:45 a,m. in the 1100 block of South Delano Court.
Police said the man was followed by a black Jeep and a white sedan that also pulled into the garage.
Five men from both of the vehicles got out and approached the man with guns.
Police said the man was a concealed carry holder and also produced a gun.
The man and the group exchanged gunfire. Police said a shootout ensued.
The group of men then ran back into their vehicle and fled the scene.
Police said the man was shot in the leg and suffered a graze wound to the head. He was taken to the hospital in good condition.
The Roosevelt Collection was the center of a crime scene Monday morning, surprising nearby residents like Maurice Bledsoe.
“I’m surprised that even happened,” Bledsoe said. “I haven’t heard anything. The building didn’t notify us or anything. Maybe because they didn’t want anyone to panic.”
The parking garage is open to both residents and the public but those who live in the area say they are now feeling concerned about outside access to space.
“I did feel safe in this area but now I gotta be more cautious,” said building resident Aunora Williams.
Minutes before the shootout and less than a half-mile away, police said a 48-year-old woman was standing in the 700 block of South Wells around 3:30 a.m. when a black Jeep approached. Police said three men got out of the Jeep and demanded property. One of the men struck the woman in the back of the head.
The woman’s car, a Chrysler 300, was taken along with personal property.
The men drove away in an unknown direction.
Police have not confirmed if the incidents are related.
Police have not released a detailed description of the people involved.
No one is in custody in either of the incidents.