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Police search for pair who fired gun from North Side roof

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Chicago police are looking for two people who they believe fired a gun off the roof of a North Side building Sunday afternoon. (WLS)

A man and woman are wanted by police after they allegedly fired a gun several times Sunday afternoon from a 12-story apartment building on the North Side, police said.

No one was in custody Sunday evening. No injuries were reported.

A SWAT team was called at about 3 p.m. to the 2700-block of North Pine Grove Avenue in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. A two-block area near North Pine Grove and West Wrightwood avenues were saturated by police investigating what police had initially believed was an active shooter situation. Some residents thought the gunshots were fireworks.

"I heard maybe 5 shots fired, sounded like more. I could tell some echoes, than like a 10 second pause and then five more," said Sam McIntire, who lives in the neighborhood.

Jeff Kemp said his neighbor saw the man and woman from the window of her high-rise window.

"She saw two people on the roof. She saw a motion go up in the air and that is when she heard the shots," Kemp said.

The pair was long gone by the time the police arrived, but a roof surveillance camera captured them. Police then tried to identify the pair by showing building tenants their picture.

Police said the incident is an isolated incident and believe they went to the roof to test a gun, which is something residents say is stunning given the density in this neighborhood.

"There's places you can go do that, it's amazing someone would be that moronic to do that in a highly populated area, any part of the city," Kemp said.

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