Streeterville High-Rise Targeted By Gunshots

Building on the 100 block of North Harbor Drive sustained damage on three different occasions between April 20-28

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    Chicago Police have issued an alert to residents in the Streeterville neighborhood after a high-rise building received damage from what's believed to be bullets. Natalie Martinez reports.

    Chicago Police have issued an alert to residents in the Streeterville neighborhood after a high-rise building received damage from what's believed to be gunshots from a passing vehicle.

    A building in the 100 block of North Harbor Drive sustained damage on three different occasions between April 20-28. The bullets pierced the window of a ground-level pool.

    NBC 5 spoke with a resident at the 54-story building who isn't sure whether it's a prank, or something more serious.

    "It's happening with more frequency, and now we have four boarded-up windows as result of at least two shootings over the last week," said the resident, who asked that her name not be used for fear of retribution. "And now building is admitting they're gunshots and finally called police, whereas they previously were not even sharing information with residents."

    Building management sent a letter to the tenants saying there is "reason believe the windows were damaged due to someone shooting something from a vehicle at the windows while driving on Lake Shore Drive."

    The fear is that a person will be targeted next.

    "It's a family building and a lot of children use that pool. Anybody using that pool could've been hit," the resident said.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Chicago Police at (312) 747-8380.

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