The Illinois House's assistant majority leader had a handgun pointed at him in the Lower West Side's Heart of Chicago neighborhood over the weekend.
State Representative Edward Acevedo (D-Chicago) wasn't injured in the incident, which occurred around 10:18 p.m. Friday in the 2500 block of South Oakley Boulevard.
Police said someone inside a van pointed a pistol at Acevedo, but the vehicle sped away when the representative announced his office.
A police spokesman wasn't aware whether Acevedo -- a state representative since 1997 and a Chicago police officer since 1995 -- identified himself as an elected official or as a police officer.
No arrests have been made and police didn’t release a description of the van or the gunman inside.
Investigators weren't clear on a motive for the incident.
Acevedo, 47, won re-election in 2nd District on Chicago's West and Southwest Side in last November's general election after running unopposed. He wasn't immediately available for comment this afternoon.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun