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Man Appears to Point a Gun at News Crew Reporting on Gun Violence

Police are currently searching for the suspect, who has been deemed a "person of interest."
  • Just before 7 AM on Wednesday, Fox 32 Chicago was broadcasting live when a man pointed what appears to be a gun at the TV news crew. At the time, the crew was reporting on gun violence in the city, which increased by 66% from 2019 to 2021, for Good Day Chicago.

    Reporter Joanie Lum was on air when the man walked behind her and pointed what looks like a small handgun towards the camera. Afterwards, the man walked away and skipped down the street, still holding the item that was assumed to be a gun. No one was hurt in the incident, but police are currently searching for the suspect, deeming him a "person of interest."

    The incident comes after Tuesday's elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, in which a shooter killed 21 people, 19 of them children.

    Deena ElGenaidi's writing has been featured in Nylon, MTV News, Insider, The AV Club, and more. You can follow her on Twitter @deenaelg.

    TOPICS: Gun Violence, Cable News