According to police reports, the gunman was driving a black Honda with tinted windows. 

The driver reportedly fired two rounds out of the front passenger side window, striking the victim in his torso and in his leg. The shooter then fled the scene eastbound on Madison Street.

Police described the shooter as being Black, 30 to 35 years old with a short beard and wearing a white T-shirt. 

The shooting is under investigation and police have yet to determine whether it was a targeted incident.

Armed robbery

Two people reported being robbed while out walking in the 300 block of South Austin Boulevard in Oak Park on July 21 just before 2 a.m.

The victims told police they were approached by two men. One displayed a handgun and took both of the victims’ cell phones, car keys and house keys, as well as debit and credit cards

Two men, one with a gun, reportedly approached a man near his vehicle on July 22 between 3 p.m. and 5:22 p.m. in the 1000 block of South Grove Avenue and took the victim’s phone, money and multiple Amazon packages from the trunk of the vehicle. The two offenders fled separately in a white Audi and a tan Infiniti going northbound on Grove Avenue.

Vehicular hijacking

Two offenders reportedly robbed a man of his vehicle at gunpoint in the 400 block of Madison Street on July 24 at about 5:35 a.m.

The victim told police that he was sitting in his vehicle, when the offenders approached. One pointed a BB gun at the victim and ordered him to get out, while the other struck the victim, who exited the vehicle.  

The two offenders fled in the victim’s vehicle and were last seen traveling eastbound on Madison Street The estimated loss is $3,200.


A man was caught on video surveillance breaking into a vehicle and removing two bottles of men’s cologne, a pair of gold earrings and an empty gun safe from the vehicle’s trunk at 4 a.m. on July 3 in the first block of Garfield Street. The estimated loss is $855.

Someone entered an unlocked vehicle parked in the first block of LeMoyne Parkway during the early morning hours of July 18 and removed a wallet, a MacBook Pro laptop and laptop bag. The estimated loss is $3,360.

Someone entered an unlocked vehicle parked in the 1200 block of North Elmwood Avenue during the overnight hours of July 17-18 and removed a garage door opener. The offender then opened the garage and ransacked another unlocked vehicle parked in the garage. 

Someone entered a residential garage through an unlocked service door during the early morning hours of July 18 in the 100 block of South Humphrey Avenue and took a black-gray women’s bicycle. The estimated loss is $350.

A resident of the 200 block of North Oak Park Avenue reported on July 18 that someone cut the lock to a storage unit inside the building and removed a Christmas tree, wall art, picture frames and a medical book. The estimated loss is $500.

Criminal damage to property

Someone cracked a 5-by-3-foot bullet proof glass pane inside the BP gas station at 201 Madison St., between 10 p.m. on July 15 and 7 a.m. on July 16. The estimated damage is $3,900.

Someone used an empty vodka bottle to break the rear window of a vehicle parked in the first block of Adams Street between 4 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on July 18.

Someone damaged a double-pane 3-by-5-foot plate glass window on the north side of the UPS Store, 7061 North Ave., between 8:23 p.m. on July 21 and 8:15 a.m. on July 22. Estimated damage is $500.

These items, obtained from the Oak Park Police Department, came from reports July 17-27 and represent a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Anyone named in these reports has only been charged with a crime and cases have not yet been adjudicated. We report the race of a suspect only when a serious crime has been committed, the suspect is still at large, and police have provided us with a detailed physical description of the suspect as they seek the public’s help in making an arrest.

Compiled by Stacey Sheridan

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