Police were investigating another shooting in Rogers Park overnight. Today’s victim is the eighth person to be shot in the neighborhood since June 28.
Around 5:13 a.m., police responded to calls of people fighting and shots fired in an alley on the 7700 block of North Ashland. Officers found a 34-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his right leg.
The victim told police that another man began arguing with him and the confrontation turned physical. A witness broke up the fight, but the offender pulled a gun from his waistband and shot the victim, according to a CPD spokesperson. An ambulance transported the victim to St. Francis Hospital in good condition.
Investigators believe a known, repeat gun offender may be responsible for the shooting. The suspect is a Hispanic man who stands about 5’5” tall and weighs about 140 pounds. He was wearing all white clothing at the time of the shooting and may have fled the area in a white Dodge Challenger.
Roger Park residents have endured a surge in shooting cases over the past two weeks. The spike began when a woman was shot on the 1700 block of West Juneway around 5:30 a.m. on June 28.
Less than two hours later, 36-year-old Angelo Pullum was fatally shot at point-blank range as he stood in the 1400 block of West Lunt. The murder, which is the only fatal shooting in the latest spree, was captured on surveillance video.
At 10 p.m. on June 28, two men were shot on the 1600 block of West Jonquil near Gale Elementary Community Academy.
Then, a man and woman were shot as they traveled in a car on the 7300 block of North Sheridan at 7:20 p.m. on July 1.
Most recently, a drive-by gunman shot a 29-year-old man as he walked in the 7300 block of North Paulina on Thursday afternoon.
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