Old Town man shot overnight gives cops a confusing tale

The victim met police at Halsted and Division (left), but a blood trail led from him to a home more than a half-mile away (right). | Multiplottr

A 30-year-old man told police that he was shot near his home in the Old Town neighborhood early today, but police say the man has been less than forthcoming with details about the incident. No one is in custody.

The man called 911 around 3:10 a.m. Tuesday and reported that he had been shot at Halsted and Division. Officers found the man with two gunshot wounds to his lower right forearm.

Police said the intoxicated victim could only remember seeing a gun and a black male shooter. He was unable to remember anything else about the incident, according to police.

But investigators were able to follow a blood trail for more than half of a mile from Halsted and Division all the way to a home in the 1400 block of North Mohawk.

The victim has no arrest record in the city of Chicago. A CPD spokesperson said he “does not appear to be known to the police.”

Police are using an address in the 1400 block of North Mohawk as the address of the shooting while Area Central detectives investigate.

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