Near North: Man shot in Cabrini-Green neighborhood overnight

A 49-year-old man is in serious condition after being shot in the Near North neighborhood overnight, police said. No one is in custody.

The victim was standing in the 900 block of North Cambridge when he heard gunfire and realized that he had been shot in the face around 12:27 a.m. Police said a bullet entered near the man’s left ear and exited through his left cheek. Two black cars were seen speeding westbound on Chicago Avenue after the shooting, but it is not known if the gunshots came from either vehicle.

Police said the man did not see the person who shot him and he did not know where the gunfire came from. Investigators later found shell casings outside of 928 North Cambridge.

The victim does not have a history with CPD, the department said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Today’s incident is the latest in a series of shootings in the Cabrini-Green neighborhood. Two people were shot in the 800 block of North Cambridge on June 30th. Another man was shot in the 1100 block of Cambridge that same morning.

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