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Bullets Rip Through Humboldt Park Family Dollar For 2nd Time In 6 Months

By Mina Bloom | October 3, 2017 3:19pm
 The dollar store patched up the glass where at least five bullets pierced through.
The dollar store patched up the glass where at least five bullets pierced through.
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HUMBOLDT PARK — At least five bullets ripped through the Family Dollar on Division Street in Humboldt Park Monday evening while customers were in the store, but no one was injured, according to police and a source.

Police responded to calls of shots fired in the 2700 block of West Division Street around 8:30 p.m., according to Officer Thomas Sweeney, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.

Sweeney said a man opened fire and then ran away, causing criminal damage to property but no injuries.

The bullets — at least five of them — went flying through the windows of the Family Dollar, 2700 W. Division St., while about eight people were in the store shopping, according to the source, who was familiar with the shooting.

It was the second time in six months that the Family Dollar was shot up, the source said. Bullets pierced through the store in May.

Typically, police only track shootings in which someone was wounded. The source, who has lived in the neighborhood for 15 years, called the protocol "frustrating."

"I'm worried about me [and my family]," the source said. "We have to keep going. For me, right now, that's what I have."