UPTOWN: 2 Shootings Since 9PM As Gang Fight Heats Up

Two men have been shot in Uptown since 9 o’clock last night as reports of gunfire have surged in that neighborhood over the past week.

Police sources speculated that the increased shooting could be connected to the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of North Side rapper Young Pappy in Uptown on May 29.

• A 28-year-old man was shot in the right eye around 9:30PM Tuesday near Leland and Racine. The victim was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment.

• Then, another man was shot in the arm as he walked in the 1300 block of W. Leland around 1:20 this morning. He was transported to Illinois Masonic by acquaintances, police said.

• On Friday, an employee of an Uptown nursing home was shot in the leg as he smoked a cigarette in the 4600 block of N. Racine. Surveillance video showed a newer model Chevy Malibu with rear tinted windows pull up and an occupant opening fire on the victim around 2:20PM. No one else was injured.

Image: Curbed Chicago (Edited)
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