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Dog Killed, Others Injured After SUV Fires Shots And Swerves Into Park

police lightsA dog was killed and as many as three others injured on Wednesday evening in the park often know as “the meadows” at the 5400 block of N. Sheridan.

A white SUV, possibly a Jeep, swerved into the large grassy area off Lake Shore Drive around 5:30 p.m. after firing several shots into the air. The vehicle veered into the bike path towards a person walking their dog. That dog was struck and killed. The SUV then proceeded North through the park and struck up to three other dogs before exiting onto Bryn Mawr Ave.

Edgewater is one of the most dog friendly neighborhoods in Chicago and the normally quiet “meadows” is a popular place to take pooches for a stroll.  No people where injured in the incident an it is unclear if the driver was targeting the dogs specifically.

According to CBS Chicago, the Park Tower Condo Association has a surveillance camera that captured the incident. That tape will go to police in order to find the driver.

Alderman Harry Osterman, a fellow dog owner, was saddened by the event as he spoke with EVB briefly today. He told us, “Police are actively investigating this incident. If any one has information on the event, please call area police or the alderman’s office.”

You can also email us at EVB or post below with any details you may have. We will follow updates on this incident.


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