Friday evening shooting in Albany Park claims neighborhood’s 4th shooting victim of the week


A 19-year-old man is in good condition after a drive-by gunman shot him in Albany Park on Friday evening. The victim is the fourth person to be shot in the neighborhood since Monday, according to police records.

Friday shooting

Officers heard shots fired as they patrolled the area around 8:40 p.m. Friday and soon located the victim on the 4800 block of North Drake. The man told police he was outside when someone fired shots at him from a passing black SUV, according to CPD. One round struck him in the left hand.

An ambulance transported the man to Swedish Covenant Hospital in good condition. 

Police said the victim does not appear to have any previous contact with CPD.

Wednesday shooting

A 36-year-old woman told police she was in the front seat passenger of a vehicle on the 3000 block of West Lawrence when someone in another car opened fire around 12:20 a.m., police said. A bullet grazed the woman’s chest and the driver of her vehicle took her to Swedish Covenant for treatment. 

Monday shooting

Around 2:15 a.m., two women were shot during an argument in an alley behind the 3500 block of West Montrose, police said. As the victims squabbled with another woman, a black vehicle drove up and someone opened fire from inside, according to CPD. 

One woman, age 25, was shot in her left buttock, right leg, and left pelvis as she stood outside of a nearby car. She was transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in fair condition.

The second victim, age 22, received a graze wound to her left shoulder as she sat in the same vehicle. She was taken to Masonic in good condition.

Police stopped a vehicle that was occupied by “three or four” individuals near the scene a few minutes after the shooting, according to a CPD news statement. All of the occupants were taken into custody for questioning. No charges had been filed by Friday, according to CPD records.

Area North detectives are investigating all three shootings.

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