16-year-old used shotgun to scare boy, police say
A 16-year-old youth is accused of pointing a shotgun at a teenage boy and firing two shots into the air Sunday night -- all in an effort to intimidate him from testifying in an upcoming gang assault case, police reported. No one was hit by the flying bullets.
Northwest District police said the incident happened at about 11 p.m. at the victim's Hoffman Place home in the city's Black Rock neighborhood.
Police said the victim and his friend were confronted by the gunman, who pointed his gun at them, fired two shots and then walked away.
Police said the victim and a relative were assaulted by a gang of four men June 6 at Hoffman Place and Austin Street.
According to police reports regarding that incident, one victim was punched and cut on his back with an object, and the other was punched and kicked to the ground, breaking two teeth.
Police looking for man who fired into crowd
Police are looking for a Clinton Street man who fired a rifle into a crowd of people standing on his street early Monday, police said. No one was struck.
Ferry-Fillmore District police said six people were standing in front of a house in the 800 block of Clinton Street at about 4:30 a.m. when a man came out of his nearby home, pulled out a .22-caliber rifle, fired a single round into the crowd and fled, police reported.
Police said two of the six people in the group live at that home.
Police have identified the shooting suspect. No arrest has been made.