A 30-year-old man was shot while riding in a car in Avondale on Sunday afternoon, police said. Other passengers in his vehicle dumped him in the parking lot of a nearby grocery store and fled, according to witnesses.
The victim was in an SUV that stopped for a red light on the 3300 block of North Kedzie when someone opened fire on the vehicle from another SUV that pulled alongside them around 3:28 p.m., according to police. One bullet struck the victim in his upper left leg.
Cops found the man in the parking lot of Aldi, 3202 West Belmont. Surveillance video showed a silver SUV pulling into the parking lot and a group of men getting out to remove the victim from the car before they all piled back into the vehicle and drove away.
Police applied a tourniquet to reduce the man’s blood loss until an ambulance arrived. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition, according to a police statement.
CPD described the gunman’s SUV only as “dark colored” and no suspect description has been released. Area Five detectives are investigating the shooting.