A 35-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot multiple times at the intersection of Clark and Fullerton in Lincoln Park overnight, police said. No one is in custody.
The victim was on the sidewalk at 424 West Fullerton around 2:05 a.m. when he was shot by a man who was in a vehicle, according to police and witnesses. The man then got into the passenger side of a white Ford Escape that sped west on Fullerton until occupants sought help from police officers stationed at the Fullerton Red Line station.
Witnesses said the shooter was a Hispanic man with short hair who was in a Red Chevy Tahoe with three female Hispanic passengers. The gunman’s SUV appeared to be an older model that had Mexican flags on both sides of the vehicle and chrome rims, according to a police officer. Witnesses said the gunman’s car traveled west on Fullerton and may have turned north at Lincoln Avenue.
Cops taped off a crime scene containing about six shell casings and some blood on the northeast corner of Clark and Fullerton.
The victim was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds.
Fifteen people have been shot in the Lincoln Park neighborhood so far this year, three fatally.
In late July, Chicago police banned parking on the 2400 to 2700 blocks of Cannon Drive in Lincoln Park after seven people were shot near the Theater on the Lake. Police said the no-parking order was necessary to reduce late-night problems near the park.
Three weeks later, Lincoln Park Alderman Michele Smith announced that the parking ban had produced “great results” and implied the restrictions were responsible for a drop in “serious crime.” But statistics from the Chicago Police Department showed no measurable decrease in crime during the no-parking period, CWBChicago reported.
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