Rogers Park: Man shot after “exchanging words” with group of men Monday morning, police say

A West Ridge man is in good condition after being shot in Rogers Park on Monday morning. He’s the fourth person to be shot in the local police district over the past week.

Police said the victim, age 21, was in a vehicle on the 2000 block of West Touhy when he “exchanged words” with a group of men who responded by opening fire on the man around 9:05 a.m., according to Chicago police. Four shell casings were found at the scene.

One round passed through the victim’s ear, and he drove himself to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston for treatment. The offenders, who were among a group of three or four men, fled southbound down an alley, according to police. 

A witness said two of the offenders were tall Black males in their early 20’s. 

Police said the victim has a history of contact with CPD.

Earlier on Monday, a 17-year-old boy was fatally shot as he stood in an alley on the 6400 block of North Hamilton around 2:50 a.m., according to police. The boy was taken to St. Francis, where he was pronounced dead with a gunshot wound to his back, according to police.

Last Wednesday, a 21-year-old man was shot as he rode in a car on the 7400 block of North Clark around 10:40 p.m. He was treated at St. Francis for a graze wound to his face.

And last Tuesday evening, 26-year-old Joel Jenkins was fatally shot inside the Morse Red Line station.

Area Three detectives are investigating all of the shootings.

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