EDGEWATER — A flurry of 911 calls alerted officers to the whereabouts and description of a man who fired a gun this week on Thorndale Avenue, a police official said.
Rogers Park Police Cmdr. Thomas Waldera said the response from witnesses was "outstanding" and led to the quick capture of the suspect who reportedly fired a handgun 2 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Thorndale and Winthrop avenues.
Waldera said the suspect was arrested in the lobby of a nearby building after dispatchers alerted officers of eyewitness reports.
No one was hurt in the shooting, and it was unclear who had been the suspect's intended target, police said.
The Chicago Police Department refused release the name of the suspect until charges were filed by the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.
Ald. Harry Osterman (48th) said in a statement to constituents Thursday that the gun used in the shooting was also recovered.
Osterman said police had increased patrols in the area.