Video shows shootout on Chicago's North Side that led to bullets flying through apartment complex

A shootout on the North Side left neighbors shaken up, as bullets flew through storefronts and apartments early Friday morning.

Just after 3 a.m., gunfire erupted at the Shell gas station on Irving Park Road and Mozart Street in the city’s Irving Park neighborhood.

Neighbors say the shootout began at the gas station and continued for several blocks, startling residents awake. 

"I heard bang, I heard shots," said Aaron Koppel, who lives nearby.  

Surveillance video shows how the shootout began. Two cars, including a red sedan, were at the pump when a third vehicle pulled up. Gunpowder from at least one shot was captured on camera.

Police say an Infiniti truck and the red sedan then traveled westbound on Irving Park Road, where a witness reported that suspects in both cars continued shooting at each other.


"I heard the gunfire and then I heard my daughter screaming, so I went and I ran towards her bedroom," said Koppel.

Koppel’s daughter is just 9 years old. Their apartment overlooks the gas station.

"It came through this window right here. It was two shots came through this window," said Koppel.

He said two bullets came flying into their kitchen.

"One was just down here, but then one is lodged still in [the cabinet]," said Koppel.  

Additionally, windows of a vacant storefront in the 3000 block of West Irving Park Road were shattered.

"It’s scary for the most part, of course," said Jose Piox, who works nearby. "I think it just starts within, it starts within neighborhoods, families, how people were raised and I just think we need to do better as a community."

Police then said a 17-year-old was dropped off by a red sedan at Swedish Hospital. He had suffered a graze wound to his head, but officials say he was uncooperative with investigators and refused to answer any questions.

Area detectives are still investigating. Currently, no arrests have been made.