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Man accused of pointing gun at TV reporter during live report

Police in Chicago are searching for a man they believe pointed a gun at a reporter and her photographer, Fox32 reported about its own TV crew.

The station says a man came behind her and appeared to point what looked like a gun at Joanie Lum during her live news report on gun violence.

Lum has been with Fox32 for six-years and previously worked for rival station WGN, also in Chicago.

ABC7 reports the man is described as a Black person, 18 to 25 years old, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8, weighing 130 to 150 pounds with black hair. He wore a dark hoodie, a black jacket and light ripped blue jeans and dark shoes.

Right now police say he is a person of interest in the case.

Fox32 thanked its viewers for their concern.

“Thank you to the viewers who were watching Good Day Chicago and called or emailed to make sure our crew was okay,” the station stated.

According to the New York Post, shootings in Downtown Chicago jumped 225% in one district and 100% in another. Just last week, two people died and seven suffered injuries in a mass shooting on the city’s Magnificent Mile.

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