Man critically wounded in Near North Side drive-by shooting

A 42-year-old man was critically injured in a drive-by shooting on the Near North Side early Friday, police said. No arrests have been made.

The victim was walking in the 900 block of North Cambridge when someone began firing at him from a black sedan around 1:29 a.m., according to a CPD statement. Bullets struck the man in his abdomen and left leg. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Witnesses saw the black car drive southbound on Cambridge after the shooting. Police found two shell casings at the scene. Area Three detectives are investigating.

Friday’s shooting is the second this month on a two-block stretch of Cambridge Avenue.

Around 1:30 a.m. on June 5, a 31-year-old man was shot in the hip a block south of Friday’s shooting scene. Police said that victim, who has a history of contact with CPD, did not cooperate with investigators.

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