Lakeview man shot in apparent drug-related incident, police say

Police are investigating after a man was shot in an apparent drug-related incident in Lakeview East overnight. No one is in custody.

The victim, age 24, was in an apartment on the 600 block of West Oakdale when an acquaintance shot him several times in the lower body around 2:22 a.m., police said. Police allegedly found drugs in the victim’s apartment.

After the shooting, the gunman fled in a white Jeep bearing Florida plates. According to police, he’s described as a heavy-set Hispanic male who is about 5’6” tall and wearing a mask.

The victim sought help from a downstairs neighbor and was subsequently was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in fair condition with six gunshot wounds — two each to his buttocks, left thigh, and right thigh.

Investigators found shell casings in the victim’s apartment and on the stairs leading to his third-floor unit. Police said he does not have a history of contact with CPD.

Area Three detectives are investigating.

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