- Date of Incident
- May 25, 2022
- Joanie Lum (WFLD FOX 32)
- Private individual
- Was the journalist targeted?
An unidentified individual aimed what appeared to be a firearm at FOX 32 reporter Joanie Lum and an unidentified photographer during their live report in Chicago, Illinois, on May 25, 2022.
The outlet reported that the news crew was doing a live report about gun violence in the city at the corner of Clark and Hubbard Streets at around 7 a.m. when an individual walked behind Lum pointing what looks to be a handgun at the camera as he went past. In footage of the incident, the individual appears to mime firing two shots at the camera.
Lum does not appear to notice the individual, continuing her report on Chicago’s reaction to the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, with the words, “our own gun violence here in Chicago.”
Neither journalist was injured, according to the outlet.
Police are attempting to identify the individual, whom they are referring to as a “person of interest” and who is accused of aggravated assault with a firearm, according to FOX 32.
Neither Lum, FOX 32 nor FOX News’ national office responded to requests for comment.
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