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LINCOLN PARK — Despite rumors on social media, police said there was no active shooter incident in Lincoln Park Sunday afternoon.
At 4:15 p.m., Chicago police tweeted that the heavy police activity in the 2700 block of North Pine Grove Avenue was “not an active shooter incident.”
“No offender was located and no one was injured,” the post read.
That’s after people began reporting police activity at Pine Grove and Wrightwood avenues on social media, beginning around 3:15 p.m.
Chicago police spokeswoman Officer Bari Lemmon confirmed that there was police activity in the area, but could not immediately say what happened, adding that it was an “active scene.”
Lemmon said a SWAT team had been called to the scene.
Pictures from neighbors at the scene show police officers and squad cars filling the area.
A comment from Ald. Michele Smith (43rd) is forthcoming, she said. Police from the 19th District were not immediately available for comment.
Gunshots reported from 2738 Pine Grove. Police seem to have the situation under control. pic.twitter.com/LOfly7RxaV
— Colin Patrick (@Colin_ByTheLake) January 31, 2016
More cops headed down Pine Grove pic.twitter.com/n9Ok5E2C8j
— Matt Lindner (@mattlindner) January 31, 2016
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