The indie rocker and his family were awakened when between seven and 10 gunshots were heard, according to a Facebook Post by Tweedy’s wife, Susan Miller-Tweedy.
Miller-Tweedy, who co-owned legendary Chicago rock club Lounge Ax which closed in 2000, posted: “You know how every time you hear loud pops you think…was that fireworks or gunshots? Well, when it’s really gunfire, there is zero question about it…especially when it hits your house.”
Chicago Police said that the incident took place at approximately 2am and confirmed that no one was injured and no arrests have been made yet. They refused to speculate whether it was related to a recent uptick in gun violence in Tweedy’s neighborhood of Old Irving Park, which is lined with 100-year-old homes and broad lawns.
In her Facebook post, Miller-Tweedy added: “It was the loudest and scariest thing I’ve ever heard and set our alarm off. I called 911 and they either didn’t come or I didn’t see them, but while I was looking for them out the window upstairs, I looked down and saw that our house had been shot. A bullet went through the storm door to our balcony and lodged in the wooden door. We re-freaked out and I called 911 again. They finally came but basically just wrote a report and left. In the light of day today, Jeff found 7 shell casings outside. The police came and got them.”
She also shared a picture of the gunshot damage.
On Wednesday, both Tweedy-Miller and Jeff Tweedy declined to elaborate, but their son, musician Spencer Tweedy, who was home at the time of the incident, told a local radio station that it was “pretty scary” but did not believe his family was targeted.
Also on Wednesday, Miller-Tweedy posted another item on Facebook in response to comments slamming Chicago for its gun violence.
“Guys. We love Chicago. A lot. What happened was horrible, but we still love our city and our neighborhood. Getting a lot of Chicago hate about what happened, so just wanted to get that out there,” she wrote.
According to reports, Tweedy will appear in the upcoming season of the show but his role “is being kept under wraps.” Said to be good friends with Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s Jeff Garlin, this won’t be Tweedy’s first acting role. He previously appeared in multiple episodes of Parks and Recreation as Scott Tanner, and he also portrayed himself in the movie Hearts Beat Loud.