#5: Another person shot in Uptown on Friday afternoon; Fifth shooting victim in 3 weeks

A 16-year-old boy is in good condition after being shot in Uptown on Friday afternoon. He is the fifth person to be shot in the neighborhood since Dec. 13, and the second person shot there in two days. No one is in custody.

Police said a gunman approached the victim as he stood on a sidewalk in the 4500 block of North Hazel at 2:18 p.m. The offender fired shots and struck the victim one time in his right thigh, according to preliminary information released by CPD in a media alert.

The victim ran to a nearby home where police found him about 20 minutes later.

Investigators recovered shell casings from two different calibers at the shooting scene. Bullets reportedly flew through the windows of two nearby apartments, but no additional injuries were reported inside the homes.

An ambulance transported the victim to Lurie Children’s Hospital, where his condition stabilized.

Police released no suspect description in connection with Friday’s shooting. 

Series of crimes

The latest shooting is the fifth reported in Uptown since Dec. 13

  • On Thursday, a 24-year-old man was shot outside a convenience store on the 900 block of West Wilson.
  • On Dec. 18, a 42-year-old woman was shot as she rode in a minivan on the 4700 block of North Clarendon.
  • On Dec. 17, someone shot a 37-year-old woman as she walked home in the 4900 block of North Kenmore.
  • On Dec. 13, a 23-year-old man who walked into Weiss Hospital with a gunshot wound said it happened near the Wilson Red Line station.

No arrests have been made in any of the crimes.

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