Police are investigating Rogers Park’s sixth shooting of the month after a 27-year-old man was shot near Pottawatomie Park on Sunday evening. No arrests have been announced in any of the cases.
Police said Sunday’s victim was on a sidewalk in the 7300 block of North Rogers when he heard gunfire around 7:18 p.m. Witnesses said someone fired the shots from a gray or silver compact car that fled northbound on Winchester after the shooting. Investigators found six shell casings in the street outside the park.
The victim, who lives in the area, was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston with five gunshot wounds — two in the chest and one each in his left knee, right ankle, and back, according to a CPD report. Police said he was in “stable” condition.
Five other people have been shot in Rogers Park during May:
- On May 22, a 16-year-old boy was shot and a 12-year-old girl was cut by flying glass after a drive-by gunman opened fire on a home in the 2000 block of West Touhy.
- Two men were injured in separate drive-by shootings late on May 15 and early on May 15, according to police. Both victims were in good condition.
- A 32-year-old man told police he was shot as he got out of his car in the 1500 block of West Howard around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15.
- A 19-year-old man was shot as he stood in the 1400 block of West Jonquil Terrace around 2:06 a.m. May 19.
Rogers Park has recorded 10 shooting victims and one homicide this year through May 30, according to city records. The homicide victim was fatally stabbed. By comparison, the area had 6 shooting and homicide victims at this point last year, two in 2019, nine in 2018, and four in 2017. Both 2015 and 2016 had twelve cases through May 30.