Gunfire Damages Home, Vehicles

By Casey Cora on January 2, 2013 3:53pm 

 This bullet hole in the hood of a minivan was among the damage from a New Year's day shooting incident in Bridgeport.
This bullet hole in the hood of a minivan was among the damage from a New Year's day shooting incident in Bridgeport.
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BRIDGEPORT — Neighbors on New Year’s day woke up to find bullet holes and broken glass, the result of early morning gunfire.

The shootings took place around 4 a.m. at 32nd Street and South Throop Avenue, just north of the tony Bridgeport Village development, neighbors said.

“It was one shot, then boom boom boom boom boom,” said Tom Sillman, 49. “I’ve lived here 49 years and I’ve never heard the shooting this close.”

Sillman said several bullet casings from a 9mm pistol were recovered near the intersection.

The damage included a bullet that pierced the hood of a minivan — one that belongs to the wife of a Chicago cop — and another that one homeowner believes ricocheted into the storm door of his home.

That homeowner, who declined to give his name, was sweeping up shards of busted glass on his porch Wednesday. He said the incident was "just bizarre. No one wants this to happen."

Some neighbors said the shooter or shooters were aiming at someone, or even each other. Others believed it was dangerous, drunken holiday revelry.

And all are counting on security cameras attached to several homes to help solve the mystery.

No arrests have been made, police said.

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