Shots fired at security detail outside home of former Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot

Lightfoot, family 'grateful for the dangerous work and sacrifice of the detail officers'

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Saturday, March 2, 2024
Shots fired at former Mayor Lori Lightfoot's security detail, Chicago police say
Chicago police are investigating after shots were fired at the security detail outside former Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Logan Square home.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Shots were fired early Saturday at the security detail outside the home of former Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

According to the Chicago Police Department, the unmarked squad was hit around 3:15 a.m. near Wrightwood and Kimball in Logan Square.

Police said no officers were hurt and that they did not return fire.

A bullet hit the windshield and a bullet fragment was found inside the floor of the vehicle, according to police.

So far no one is in custody.

A representative for Lightfoot provided the statement on the former mayor's behalf:

"There was an incident outside the Mayor's home, but we will refer you to CPD News Affairs for details. The Mayor and her family are shaken by news of the incident but were not harmed. They are grateful for the dangerous work and sacrifice of the detail officers."

In 2022, Lightfoot told ABC 7 she enhanced her security detail after an alleged stalker was arrested near home with a loaded gun.

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That same year Lightfoot's security detail exchanged gunshots with a robbery suspect in the 1800 block of North Monticello.

Lightfoot served as mayor of Chicago from 2019 to 2023.