Police release details of second shooting during Monday riots

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Chicago police on Monday night released some details of another shooting that unfolded during looting and riots in the downtown area earlier in the day.

A 38-year-old man, who has been identified by a witness as a security guard, got into an altercation with a group of offenders on a sidewalk in the 400 block of North Clark around 4 a.m., police said. Multiple people in the group pulled out guns and opened fire on the guard, who was shot in the abdomen, according to police.

The victim is at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition. Police did not release any descriptions of the offenders.

Earlier, CPD released details of another shooting in the looting zone from Monday.

In that case, a 20-year-old man was reportedly shot when he tried to drive away from a carjacking attempt in the Loop at 1:48 a.m.

The victim was sitting in a car on the 200 block of South Wabash when a gunman walked up and demanded control of the vehicle, CPD said in a media statement. Police said the offender opened fire when the victim put the car into gear and tried to escape.

An ambulance transported that victim to Northwestern with a gunshot wound to his back. His condition has stabilized, according to CPD.

Police did not release a description of the gunman. Area Three detectives are investigating.

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