Man critical, suspect detained after South Loop shooting

A suspect is being questioned in connection with a South Loop shooting that left a man in critical condition Wednesday afternoon, police said. 

Police were called to a person shot who was lying on the ground outside of a bank on the 1100 black of South Canal around 1:15 p.m. The victim and the gunman became involved in an argument that escalated, police said. Eventually, the offender pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the back and stomach, according to CPD.

An ambulance transported the victim to Stroger Hospital.

Police searched the area and found a suspect hiding in a parking garage near the shooting scene.

Crime scene tape was draped around the bank’s parking lot as police recovered shell casings and an ammunition magazine nearby. 

The victim was initially uncooperative with police and officials did not immediately release his age. CPD listed the 1100 block of South Clinton as the address of the shooting.

Charges are pending against the gunman.

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