An out-of-town company scraps its plan for a local office after a shootout near the Fulton Market tech hub, as scary street violence chills recruiting in the fast-growing sector.

Chicago crime police

At about 5 p.m. on a Wednesday in late September, gunmen in two cars sped down Milwaukee Avenue near Halsted Street, trading gunfire as they roared past commuters and bystanders. When the smoke cleared, five people were hurt.