Police: Man shot behind Uptown Theatre overnight

A 40-year-old man flagged down a fire department ambulance after someone shot him in Uptown overnight, police said. No arrests have been made.

The victim caught the attention of the passing ambulance crew as he ran south on Broadway from Lawrence around 3:57 a.m., according to CPD spokesperson Karie James. They took him to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment of a gunshot wound to his left forearm, James said.

Investigators followed a blood trail and found an apparent crime scene behind the Uptown Theatre on the 4800 block of North Magnolia, not far from where the victim lives. Cops who spoke with the victim said he was uncooperative. Area Three detectives are investigating.

CPD arrest records show the man has been arrested five times in the past six months and eight times in the past year for charges including battery, domestic battery, assault, and aggravated assault. He is the second person to be shot in Uptown so far this year, which is far fewer than the neighborhood has seen at this point in any recent year.

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