CHICAGO, IL - The calm of a holiday weekend was shattered when gunshots rang out in a northwest Chicago neighborhood Saturday. The eruption of violence was caught on tape with a dashboard camera in a parked car. Detectives hope the tape can help track down the gunmen in the shootout.
Ben Bradley reports.
A man appears to be shouting at a person or people behind a car when he pulls a gun and fires five times.
He and the car retreat down the street before the man fires three more shots.
Then, he jumps in the car and speeds off.
It appears a total of eight shots were fired in less than 15 seconds.
(Reporter) "When you see that and know that the bullets wound up in your nephew's home, what goes through your head?"
(Faiz Methana) "It's devastating. It's very bad."
Faiz Methana says his 9-year-old nephew was nearly hit by the gunfire.
Two of the bullets hit his apartment.
(Faiz Methana) "It went through the window, the living room, through the bedroom where the kid was playing with his iPad and it stopped in the bedroom."
Chicago police confirm they are investigating what detectives think was an "exchange of gunfire," meaning this guy wasn't the only one shooting.
(MOS) "It's scary. It's really scary."
Sure, the shooting has residents worried, but also the brazenness of the shooters, who opened fire at 3 o'clock on a Saturday afternoon in a community crowded with kids.
(Mark Borgmann/North Mayfair Resident) "I'm shocked someone would just all of a sudden start shooting randomly on a neighborhood corner,"
(Faiz Methana) "If somebody was sitting right by the sofas, the bullets would've went through his head. It would've been very devastating."
No one was injured in the shooting.
Chicago police are reportedly taking the video door-to-door, asking residents if they can identify the man on the tape.