Man critically wounded in apparent shootout on Loop street corner

Update June 8 — TikTok video captured the sounds of gunfire mixed with noise from fireworks as people run across Wacker Drive away from the shooting scene.

Update June 16 — A 23-year-old woman was also shot during this incident, according to a CPD report. The woman was seated in a car on the 200 block of North Wabash when a bullet struck her in the left cheek, the report said.

A man was critically wounded in an apparent shootout on a busy Loop street corner overnight, according to a CPD report. Police confirmed shots were fired at least two other times in the downtown neighborhood Saturday night and early Sunday, but no injuries were reported in the earlier incidents.

Around 2 a.m., a bullet struck the shooting victim in the left side of his back and exited through his right shoulder in the 200 block of North Wabash, according to a CPD report. The man’s friend sought help from police who were in the area. Those officers reportedly found the victim lying on the southeast corner of Wabash and Wacker near Hotel Monaco.

Investigators found about 12 shell casings from two different handguns near the victim, and three windows in nearby buildings were damaged by gunfire. But the victim’s friend refused to cooperate with police and declined to give the victim’s name to authorities, according to the police report.

The victim, believed to be in his late teens, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition. Area Three detectives are investigating.

About 30 minutes before the shooting, patrol officers reported hearing gunfire and seeing people running for cover near the intersection of Wabash and Harrison. No injuries were reported, but police found shell casings on Harrison Street.

Another “shots fired” incident was confirmed in the Loop on Saturday night. Witnesses, including two off-duty police officers, reported hearing and seeing shots fired in the 700 block of South Dearborn around 10:15 p.m.

Once again, no injuries were reported, but the front glass of a business was shot out of a nearby restaurant.

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