Cops: Paroled Uptown gangbanger may have accidentally shot himself on Lake Shore Drive last night

A 22-year-old Uptown gang member who’s on parole for shooting a man in 2013 was shot while riding in a car near McCormick Place on Tuesday evening, according to police records. Police said the injured man was not being cooperative and he probably either shot himself or was accidentally shot by a friend who was also in the vehicle.

The man walked into Northwestern Memorial Hospital around 8:15 p.m. for treatment after a bullet went through his lower right leg and then penetrated his left foot, according to an officer on the scene.

Police said the man initially told them that the shooting happened on Lake Shore Drive near Soldier Field, but he later changed his story and said it may have happened on the ramp that connects Lake Shore Drive to the Stevenson Expressway.

Officers were more than happy to accept the Stevenson Expressway ramp as the shooting location. The expressway is under the jurisdiction of Illinois State Police, so the incident will not be included in CPD shooting statistics.

A source said the injured man is a member of the Black P-Stone’s Hoola Gang sect. State records show he was paroled in Oct. 2018 after serving a little less than five years of a six-year sentence that he received for aggravated battery by discharging a firearm. That sentence was served concurrently with a six-year sentence for aggravated discharge of a firearm near a school; a three-year sentence for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon with a previous conviction; and another three-year sentence for narcotics.

The Illinois State Police are investigating Tuesday night’s shooting.

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