Shots fired during catalytic converter theft in Park Ridge, police say

Victim trying to take photo of suspects when he was shot at

ByABC 7 Digital Team via WLS logo
Saturday, September 3, 2022
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PARK RIDGE, Ill. (WLS) -- Shots were fired during a possible catalytic converter theft in suburban Park Ridge Saturday morning, police said.

Officers were called to the 1000 blk. of Granville Avenue at around 7:30 a.m., according to a release from the Park Ridge Police Department.

A victim on the scene told police they heard what sounded like a saw being used outside of their home. When the victim went outside he said he saw two men attempting to steal the catalytic converter off a vehicle parked on the street.

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When the victim tried to take a cell phone photo of the suspects, one of them pulled out a gun and shot at the victim multiple times, according to police. Both offenders then got into a black colored BMW SUV and took off eastbound on Granville to Cumberland towards the I-90 Expressway, police said.

The victim was was not injured, according to police.

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The Park Ridge Police Department strongly urges everyone to not confront offenders but to call 911 immediately if they witness a crime in progress, the release said.

Anyone with more information should contact police at 847-318-5252.