Loop: Man shot on sidewalk Saturday afternoon; Gunman gets away

A 21-year-old man is undergoing surgery after being shot in the Loop on Saturday afternoon. No one is in custody.

Witnesses reported hearing eight to ten shots fired in the 100 block of South Wabash around 1:45 p.m. The victim was found with a gunshot wound to his upper left arm outside of a nearby CVS, according to witnesses and video from the scene. Police said in a statement that the man was walking northbound when he “heard shots and felt pain.”

Police searched the Loop for the gunman, but he has not yet been found. The shooter is described as a black man in his 20’s who stands about 6’2” tall. He was wearing a black jacket and black pants and was carrying a backpack that has red lettering on it.

The victim, who lives in the Englewood neighborhood, was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
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