Uptown: Man shot near Argyle and Kenmore

Argyle Street was bustling in Uptown when a gunman emerged from a car and opened fire shortly after noon Saturday. One bullet struck a 28-year-old man in the shoulder, police said. No arrests have been made. The victim was near a sidewalk on Kenmore Avenue just north of Argyle when he heard gunfire and realized he had been shot, according to a CPD statement.

Witnesses said the shooter emerged from a dark-colored sedan with Arizona plates before he began firing. After shooting, he returned to the car, which sped away northbound, according to witnesses.

The victim ran to a nearby dry cleaning business for help. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition.

Saturday’s victim is the second person shot in Uptown this week. On Tuesday, a 40-year-old man was shot in the arm behind the Uptown Theatre around 3:57 a.m., according to police. That victim did not initially cooperate with investigators.

So far this year, three people have been shot in the Uptown community area. That compares to seven victims year-to-date in 2020 and four victims year-to-date in 2019, according to records maintained by CWBChicago.

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