Rogers Park: Man shot while sitting in car Wednesday afternoon

A 19-year-old man was shot while sitting in a car in the Rogers Park neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, police said. The victim is in good condition but no arrests have been made.

Witnesses found the man with a gunshot wound to his right shoulder inside his car near Jewel-Osco, 1763 West Howard around 4:15 p.m. Police determined the shooting actually took place a short distance away on the 2100 block of West Birchwood.

Residents near the Birchwood address reported hearing three or four shots fired. A witness saw three men approach the man’s car and two then tried to pull the victim out of the vehicle before the shooting, according to initial information from the scene. The group of men fled the scene on foot, police said.

At the scene on Howard Street, seven bullet holes were visible in the victim’s Dodge Charger.

An ambulance transported the victim to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston for treatment.

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