Lincoln Park: Man shot near Alcott School overnight

Police are looking for the gunman who shot another man in a parking lot next to Alcott Elementary School in Lincoln Park early Sunday.

The victim, age 31, was walking on the 600 block of West Wrightwood when the assailant approached him and shot him in the leg around 3:12 a.m., according to a CPD statement. Responding police officers applied a tourniquet to reduce the man’s blood loss until paramedics arrived.

Police reportedly found shell casings in this parking lot on the 600 block of West Wrightwood. | Google

Police at the scene said the gunman, described as a black male in his 30’s wearing a blue and black jacket, fled eastbound on Wrightwood after the shooting. Police found shell casings in the parking lot between an apartment building and Alcott School.

An ambulance took the victim to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition stabilized, according to police.

Area Three detectives are investigating.

Sunday’s shooting is the second of the year for Lincoln Park. On January 9, a 31-year-old man was shot in the hip at a short-term rental apartment party on the 900 block of West Wrightwood. By comparison, the neighborhood had no shootings at this point in 2020 or 2019, according to records maintained by CWBChicago.

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