Man shot in Old Town overnight, 3 being questioned; Shooting connected to earlier homicide

Approximate location of the shooting. | Multiplottr

A 42-year-old man is in serious condition following a shooting overnight in the Old Town neighborhood. Three persons are detained for questioning.

Police said the man was walking on the 1300 block of North Sedgwick around 1:15 a.m. when someone fired shots from a red SUV, striking the victim in his left leg and right foot.

CPD surveillance cameras captured images of a red SUV as it fled the wrong way on Goethe Street after the shooting. Police suspect a stolen silver Mercedes SUV bearing a specialty Indiana license plate was also involved in the shooting. Both vehicles were used in a homicide Monday evening in the Austin neighborhood.

Patrol officers stopped the red SUV as it neared the Kennedy Expressway and Ogden Avenue shortly after the shooting. Investigators detained three occupants of the vehicle.

The victim’s condition has been stabilized at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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