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‘I Thought Someone Was Shooting at Me:’ Man Recalls Moment Falling Ice Crashed Into His Car

"At first, I thought someone was shooting at me," Harris said. " I was like, oh. I pulled over and looked. Then, I saw more ice was falling."

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Rising temperatures caused chunks of ice to come down near the John Hancock Center in downtown Chicago Tuesday morning, shattering the back window of a man's new Volkswagen and narrowly missing a security guard.

Chicago Police were called to the 200 block of East Delaware Street just before 9:30 a.m. for reports of a vehicle hit by ice. When they arrived, officers found the back window of Kemieyan Harris' car shattered by a huge chunk of ice.

"At first, I thought someone was shooting at me," Harris said. " I was like, oh. I pulled over and looked. Then, I saw more ice was falling. I guess the last of the ice. It was a scary moment because I didn't know what happened."

Several high-rise buildings in the area put up signs warning of falling ice, and closed off entrances near where the chunks were falling.

Chicago Police had no reports of anyone injured.

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