LOGAN SQUARE — Several shots were fired at the busy intersection of Milwaukee and Fullerton avenues early Sunday, damaging La Colombe’s roastery and startling neighbors, but causing no injuries.
Police responded to calls of shots fired in the 2800 block of West Fullerton Avenue at about 4:45 a.m., according to Chicago Police spokesman Kellie Bartoli.
Bartoli said police recovered several spent shell casings in the street and on the sidewalk and found damage to several nearby windows and a gas meter.
Some of the bullets pierced through La Colombe’s training lab and roastery at 2837 W. Fullerton Ave.
Evan DeVries, manager of all La Colombe’s Chicago locations, arrived at the Logan Square location hours later to find a large window broken and bullet holes everywhere.
“I was just astonished by it,” DeVries said. “This is a heavy nightlife area with more opening constantly, we need more patrol especially when all of the bars let out on the weekends.”
In recent years, the area where the shooting occurred has become a booming bar district. Most weekend nights, Milwaukee Avenue is packed with revelers.
New 1st Ward Ald. Daniel La Spata declined to comment on the incident, saying he had yet to get “all of the facts” from the Shakespeare Police District.
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