Gunman shoots victim after knocking on their apartment door in Rogers Park, police say

A man was shot Saturday evening when he answered a knock on the door of his girlfriend’s apartment in Rogers Park, according to a CPD report. Police officers at the scene said they found a cash counter and ammunition magazines for rifles inside the apartment. No arrests have been made.

The victim, age 35, told police a gunman began shooting at him when he opened the apartment door on the fifth floor of a building in the 1500 block of West Howard around 10:49 p.m. Bullets struck the man in his thigh, arm, and buttocks, a CPD report said. An ambulance took him to St. Francis Hospital in serious condition.

Officers who responded to 911 calls of shots fired reported hearing gunfire inside the apartment building as they arrived. But surveillance video reportedly shows the apparent gunman leaving the building and escaping eastbound in a maroon Hyundai Tucson moments before CPD showed up.

Investigators found several shell casings on the fifth floor. There was a bullet hole in the apartment door, and one round flew through a window that faces Howard Street, an officer said. Another bullet hole was reportedly found in a nearby stairwell.

The gunman was described as a heavyset Black male who wore a black hoodie, blue gloves, and a face mask. Police said the victim does not have a history of contact with CPD.

Area Three detectives are investigating.

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