A 20-year-old man suffered a graze wound after another man fired shots during an altercation outside an East-West University building in the Loop on Monday afternoon, according to a CPD report. The victim is the fifth person shot in the downtown neighborhood this month.
Police said he and the offender were involved in an argument as they exited a building on the 800 block of South Wabash around 3:45 p.m. The gunman eventually pulled out a weapon and fired several shots, striking the victim in the right foot.
Cops found the victim in a second-floor gymnasium near the shooting scene. About six shell casings littered the ground outside an East-West building at 829 South Wabash. The victim was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition, police said. Police did not release any description of the shooter.
Four other people have been shot in the Loop this month, according to police records:
- A 29-year-old man was shot as he rode in a car on the 200 block of Lower Wacker Drive around 3:30 a.m. on April 3.
- A 26-year-old man accidentally shot himself as he tried to rob a passenger on the Roosevelt CTA station’s Green Line platform around 1:30 a.m. on April 4, CPD said. Prosecutors have not charged the man with any crimes.
- An 18-year-old man was critically wounded when a gunman fired shots from an SUV into the car he was traveling near Lower Wacker and Madison at 7:10 a.m. April 4.
- In the highest-profile incident, 22-month-old Kayden Swann was critically injured when another man fired shots into the car he was riding in on Lake Shore Drive near Roosevelt around 11:06 a.m. on April 6. Prosecutors last week charged 25-year-old Deandre Binion with firing the shots during a road rage incident.