CHICAGO — A gunman fired three shots at a candidate for the City Council on Sunday night, two days after an unexploded bomb was found outside his campaign headquarters, police said.
Manuel A. Torres, who is seeking the council seat from the 26th Ward in Tuesday's election, was not injured, police said.
"It's almost like whoever stays alive is going to be the next alderman up here," Patrolman Raymond Heyn said.
Police said Sunday night that no arrests had been made.
Political infighting has been bitter in the ward, one of seven in which special elections will be held Tuesday. Boundaries of the affected wards were redrawn under a court order aimed at correcting past racial gerrymandering.
In addition to increased police patrols around campaign headquarters, federal marshals were asked to monitor the special elections after concerns were raised about possible vote fraud.