10/16/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

City Worker Shot While Booting Car

According to police, the revenue worker was shot in the lower back around 10:40 a.m. Monday and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He was in serious condition, Bond said.

Roofer Herman Maciel said he and his crew saw the incident unfold as they repaired a roof across the street.

Maciel said the car's owner first threatened the city worker with a 2-by-4. When the worker ignored his threats, Maciel recalled, the owner "ran into the house and got a gun and started shooting."

Maciel said he heard the gun fire five times and saw two men running from the scene.

"One of them was running that way," Maciel said, pointing east down 84th, "and the guy with the gun was running behind him."

The violence comes at a time when the city is considering lowering the threshold for booting from three tickets to two.

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Detectives are on the scene Monday afternoon after a city Department of Revenue employee was shot while booting a car on the South Side.

The shooting occurred on the 8400 block of South Dante Avenue on Monday morning, according to a Calumet Area police lieutenant, who said they are on the scene as of 12:15 p.m.

A "booter" was shot while booting a vehicle, Department of Revenue Director Bea Reyna-Hickey said, directing further inquires to police.

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