A couple was shot in Rogers Park on Wednesday evening, marking the fifth and sixth persons to suffer gunshot wounds in the Far North Side neighborhood since Sunday morning.
Police said the latest victims were in a car traveling northbound on the 7300 block of North Sheridan when someone opened fire from another vehicle around 7:20 p.m.
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The victims, a 26-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman, ran from the scene after their car crashed nearby, according to police and a witness. The couple later showed up at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston for treatment. Both victims list home addresses in Rogers Park.
The man suffered gunshot wounds to his chest, thigh, arm, and torso, police said. The woman was shot in her back.
Police did not have any information about the gunman or the gunman’s vehicle. More than a dozen shell casings were found at the scene.
State records show the male victim has been sentenced to prison for illegal gun possession twice since 2012. His more recent sentence, a four-year term, was completed in 2017.
Area Three detectives are investigating.
Four more shootings
Just before 7 a.m. Sunday, 36-year-old Angelo Pullum was shot dead when a gunman fired one round into the back of his head on the 1400 block of West Lunt, according to police.
A 32-year-old woman was critically wounded about 90 minutes earlier in a shooting on the 1700 block of West Juneway.
Then, around 10 p.m. Sunday, two men in their early-20’s were shot while standing on the 1600 block of West Jonquil. Shell casings were found in Willye B. White Park and nineteen more casings were recovered from the parking lot of Gale Elementary Community Academy.