A 32-year-old man who was shot in Rogers Park on Saturday evening is the neighborhood’s third shooting victim of the weekend, according to CPD records. No arrests have been made.
The man reportedly told police he was getting out of his car on the 1500 block of West Howard to run into a store when he heard gunfire and realized he’d been shot around 8:30 p.m. He drove himself to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he was initially listed in good condition with a gunshot wound to his groin, police said.
According to the victim, the shooting happened outside the Willye B. White Park fieldhouse. But police could find no witnesses, and officers in the area at the time of the shooting did not hear any gunfire, according to CPD radio transmissions.
Earlier in the weekend, two men were injured in separate drive-by shootings late Friday and early Saturday, according to police. Both victims were in good condition, and no arrests had been made as of Saturday, police said.
First, a 29-year-old man was shot in a drive-by as he sat in his car on the 7300 block of North Paulina around 10:51 p.m., according to a CPD statement. The victim told police a gray Accura circled the block several times, and someone in the car opened fire on him about the fourth time they passed by.
He was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston with a gunshot wound to his right foot.
Then, around 12:24 a.m. Saturday, an 18-year-old man was shot as he walked on the 1500 block of West Jonquil Terrace. The victim told police someone fired shots from a gray SUV, striking him one time in the foot. Police found ten rifle casings at the scene.
Area Three detectives are investigating all three shootings.
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