Streeterville: Man Grazed In Shooting Near Centennial Fountain

The man was shot near Centennial Fountain at the foot of McClurg Court, police said. | Wikicommons

A 40-year-old man suffered a graze wound to his arms and back in an early morning shooting along the Chicago River in Streeterville, police said. The man was near a Centennial Fountain, 400 North McClurg, when an argument began and a man fired several shots around 5:15 a.m., according to police and witnesses.

Screengrab from video showing a group of people fleeing north on New Street followed by a gray SUV and white car after this morning’s shooting | Provided 

A group of people was seen running west on North Water Street while two cars sped away northbound, according to a witness. At sunrise, a blood trail could be seen stretching from the fountain to New Street along the same route taken by the group that was seen running away.

At least some of the shooting was captured on a Chicago Police Department pod camera.

The victim, who was taken to Rush Hospital by a friend, is in good condition, according to police.

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