Home of Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy reportedly hit by gunfire on Northwest Side


NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND – JULY 27: Jeff Tweedy performs during day two of the 2019 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park on July 27, 2019 in Newport, Rhode Island. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

CHICAGO — The home of Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy was hit by gunfire early Wednesday morning, according to the Sun-Times.

Gunshots hit the family’s home, located on the Northwest Side, shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday.

“You know how every time you hear loud pops you think … was that fireworks or gunshots? Well, when it’s really gunfire there is zero question about it,” Miller Tweedy posted on Facebook. “There were 7 to 10 shots fired at what sounded like right at our house.”

Miller Tweedy said she noticed the family’s home had been shot after calling 911.

“A bullet went through the storm door to our balcony and lodged in the wooden door,” she said. “In the light of day today, Jeff found 7 shell casings outside.”

The Sun-Times said Jeff Tweedy declined to comment on the shooting.

Wilco just released their 11th studio album, “Ode to Joy,” last month on Oct. 4.

They will once again bring their Winterlude to the Chicago Theatre on Dec. 15-16 and Dec. 18-19. Robyn Hitchcock is set to open the first leg with Sharon Van Etten opening the second leg.


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