MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. — An investigation is underway after shots were fired during an attempted car theft in Mount Prospect.
Police said the incident happened early Thursday morning in the 100 block of South I Oka Avenue.
According to a preliminary investigation, two offenders were attempting to steal a vehicle and were interrupted by a homeowner walking their dog. One offender shot at the homeowner, but no injuries were reported.
The offenders left the area in a dark-colored SUV with a “horizontal singular taillight,” according to a press release from police.
Police believe this to be an isolated incident and say there is no current threat to the area.
The homeowner did not want to be identified but told WGN news he feels blessed that the encounter did not turn worse.
“He was just inquiring what that person was doing and it escalated that quickly is something that we want to make sure everyone is safe obviously,” Officer Greg Sill said.
An investigation is underway and anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 847-870-5654.
Police also said residents shouldn’t confront anyone who is breaking into or attempting to steal their vehicle and should call 911 instead.