Chicago raises bridges after night of violence and looting

The DuSable bridge over the Chicago River by Marco Verch is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Widespread violence and looting erupted in downtown Chicago after a police-involved shooting that left a man injured.

Hundreds of people poured into the streets in the wee hours of Monday morning, and police said they smashed windows, looted stores, confronted law enforcement, according to the Chicago Tribune. At one point, people exchanged gunfire with officers,

The chaos began shortly after midnight as vandals ran through stores such as Nordstrom, Walgreens, Macy's, Coach, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton, Fox News reported. Videos posted to social media showed a large police presence in some places as well as looting.

Near Michigan Avenue and Lake Street before 5 a.m., shots were fired at police, who returned fire. Chicago police spokesman Tom Ahern said no officers were injured, but also noted it was unclear if anyone else was hurt.
 

The DuSable bridge over the Chicago River by Marco Verch is licensed under CC BY 2.0