Yesterday I woke up at 5 a.m. to a loud boom, then another and another.... 25 in all. Sure sounded like gunshots to me - from a BIG gun. Lying in bed, half asleep, I couldn't figure out what direction they were coming from. It was a disturbing way to wake up. I figured that someone else in the neighborhood must have heard it, and that everyone didn't sleep through it like my husband.
I posted it on EveryBlock and Facebook and got several responses from other people who heard it, too. The locations of people who responded covered a wide area: 111th Pl near I-57, 111st
St. near Kedzie, 97th & Longwood, 107th & Drew, somewhere on Wood St., 95th & Western. All reported that they heard MANY shots from a big
gun. Some people said they heard shots around 3:00 to 3:30 a.m. AND
around 5:00 a.m. One person said he was listening to a police scanner at the time and heard that many people called 911 reporting shots fired around 5:00 a.m.
A few people also reported hearing another set of gunshots (about a dozen) between 3:00 and 3:30 a.m., coming from the east. The newspapers have NOTHING on this. What's the story? Does anyone have information on what actually happened?