The man who police detained for questioning after an emergency medicine doctor was shot in Uptown late Saturday has been released without being charged with any crime, according to a CPD spokesperson.
A 34-year-old physician told police that he was walking his dog on the 4000 block of North Broadway when he crossed paths with a highly intoxicated man in a Canada Goose jacket around 11:30 p.m. Moments later, he heard gunfire and realized that he had been shot in his right hip.
The victim thought the man he saw could have been the offender because he was in the immediate area when the shooting occurred.
Police found the potential suspect nearby and took him in for further investigation around 12:30 a.m.
The man, who lives in Oak Park, told police that he was trying to find his car when they stopped him. He was not armed and the victim did not see him fire a gun.
Detectives released the man at 4:26 a.m. without pursuing charges, according to a CPD spokesperson.
Area North investigators are continuing to look into the shooting.