Gang Member Shot Outside Lincoln Park School Tuesday

A 25-year-old man was shot in the leg outside of Cardinal Bernardin Early Childhood Center in Lincoln Park on Tuesday evening.

It was the second shooting in that immediate area since Monday.

Witnesses reported seeing a man get out of a black vehicle and open fire outside of the school on Paulina at Diversey around 5:35 p.m. He then returned to the car and fled, witnesses said.

Two hours later, the victim—identified by a source as a documented gang member—walked into Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his left leg. The man, who is in good condition, told police that he was walking near the 1600 block of West Diversey when he heard shots and felt pain.

Parents were picking up their children from Cardinal Bernardin at the time of the shooting, according to a witness. No children were injured.

Police found gunshot damage to church property, and they recovered shell casings in the 2700 block of North Paulina. Nearby residents have been asked to provide surveillance video feeds to police.

Early Monday morning, a 24-year-old gang member was grazed in the face after someone in a passing car opened fire on him in the 2000 block of West Diversey, less than a half-mile west of Tuesday’s incident.

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