Large Lakeview, Chicago crowd dances on cars, CTA bus; CPD car window smashed near Belmont Red Line

Incident comes after Lakeview stabbing, shooting earlier this week

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022
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The incident comes after a shooting in Lakeview and a stabbing earlier this week.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Members of a large crowd in Lakeview smashed the window of a police SUV and danced on top of other cars and even a city bus early Tuesday morning.

It drew police to the area around Belmont and Sheffield avenues about 1 a.m.

The crowd was seen jumping on CTA buses and smashing a patrol car window.

They gathered near the Belmont Red Line stop.

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Others were seen arguing with officers who ordered the crowd to disperse.

Residents said the crowd was out of hand:

"Right now, it's a Monday night, everybody has work, and we're in the middle of it," one resident said. "But here we are. It is pretty disruptive, but I don't know. There's not much we can do."

"It's just not necessary," another said.

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This latest incident comes amid recent safety concerns in the Lakeview area. Two men and a woman were shot early Monday morning in the 3100-block of North Clark Street.

About two hours before that, a woman was arrested after stabbing three people during a fight near Belmont and Sheffield.

Police said no one was arrested, and no injuries were reported in this latest incident.