Police are investigating another shooting in Old Town. Friday’s victim is the fourth person to be shot in the neighborhood since Oct. 23.
A 28-year-old man told police that he heard a gunshot and felt pain as he walked on the 1300 block of North Sedgwick around 11:45 last night. He claimed that he did not see anyone shoot him or know where the shots came from.
Other witnesses, though, saw a party bus leave the scene at a high speed followed by another vehicle. About ten shell casings were found on the street.
The victim walked into a nearby fire station for help. A gray Ford Taurus with multiple occupants was seen leaving the fire station southbound from Division Street.
Police said the man, who is “known” to CPD, suffered a gunshot wound to his left shoulder. His condition stabilized at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Area Central detectives are investigating.
On Oct. 23, a drive-by gunman shot a 42-year-old man as he walked on the 1300 block of North Sedgwick, at almost exactly the same place where Friday night’s victim was hit.
Shortly after the shooting, police arrested 30-year-old Germany Garrett on a weapons charge during a traffic stop of a suspicious vehicle on the 700 block of North Ogden. Investigators said surveillance cameras near the shooting captured images of the SUV leaving the shooting scene.
Prosecutors said a handgun was found in the SUV near Garrett. Arresting officers noted in Garrett’s arrest report that the shooting victim did not cooperate with their investigation, which prohibited the pursuit of additional charges.
On Oct. 24, a 25-year-old woman was shot as she walked on the 400 block of West Evergreen.
On Nov. 3, a 42-year-old man was shot in another drive-by as he walked on the 1300 block of North Hudson.
None of the injuries was fatal, police said.