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Shots Fired During Fight Outside Wicker Park School

Police and fire officials responded to calls of a shooting near Jose de Diego Community Academy, but no gunshot victims were found on the scene.

A fight broke out near Jose De Diego Community Academy Tuesday afternoon, leaving one man injured after being hit with a baseball bat.
Quinn Myers/Block Club Chicago

WICKER PARK — Shots were fired outside a Wicker Park elementary school shortly after dismissal Tuesday afternoon, but no one was hit, police said.

The incident occurred outside Jose de Diego Community Academy, 1313 N. Claremont Ave., according to witnesses.

The Chicago Fire Department arrived on the scene around 3:46 p.m., spokesman Larry Langford said. The call came in as a shooting, but the only victim on the scene was a 22-year-old man who had apparently been hit with a baseball bat. He refused medical treatment.

A safe passage worker for the school said two men were fighting and a few gunshots were fired, but the men fled before police arrived on the scene.

Police said the gunman was not on the scene when the officers arrived, but two shell casings were found. The incident remains under investigation.

Credit: Quinn Myers/Block Club Chicago

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