HUMBOLDT PARK — A surveillance video obtained by Block Club shows a man shooting into an alley Thursday evening in Humboldt Park.
Police responded to multiple reports of shots fired in the 2500 block of West Division Street around 7 p.m. Thursday, according to Chicago Police spokesman Officer Michael Carroll.
No one was injured in the shooting, Carroll said.
“Officers arrived on scene to investigative, cleared the event with no case report generated,” the spokesman wrote in an email.
The shots fired was captured by a nearby apartment building’s surveillance camera. The resident whose camera captured the video turned it over to police.
In the video, a van pulls up at the top of the alley and a person gets out of the passenger’s side. The van then drives down the alley.
With the van out of frame, the person, still near the top of the alley, points and shoots what appears to be a gun in the direction of the van before running off.
One of the residents of the building, who declined to be named for safety reasons, said he was working in his home office when he heard five or six “extremely loud” shots coming from his alley, between Campbell Avenue and Le Moyne Street.
The resident said he peeked out his window and saw a person fire a gun into the alley and then run north. He then called 911.
The resident said in the time he’s lived in the apartment building, which is almost a year, he’s never witnessed a shooting that close.
“Thankfully no one was in the alley, but a lot of times people are,” the resident said, adding that his two roommates typically come home around that time. That day, one his roommates came home about 30 minutes after the shooting occurred.
“It’s definitely a bit of an awakening for sure.”
According to the resident and one of his neighbors, police found bullet casings at the scene. Carroll, the police spokesman, could not confirm that information.
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