Police investigate details after Uptown shooting

The victim said he was shot on the sidewalk near this currency exchange. |Google

A 23-year-old man who walked into Weiss Hospital with a gunshot wound on Friday afternoon said it happened near the Wilson Red Line station, But no one called 911 to report shots fired at the busy intersection of Broadway and Wilson. And no one interviewed by police in the area remembered hearing any gunshots.

The man reported he was on the sidewalk near 4599 North Broadway shortly after 3 p.m. when he heard gunshots and realized he had been shot, police said. He said he immediately took himself to the nearby hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to his left thigh.

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Investigators searched the area for evidence of a shooting and interviewed nearby business workers, including security guards who were posted outside. None heard any gunfire.

Police were continuing to search local surveillance cameras to verify the victim’s version of events and to identify potential offenders.

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