Men shot in River North, Goose Island, and near Lincoln Park Zoo, police say (Updated)

Update June 21, 2021 —  The Goose Island victim has died. He is identified as Kenneth Hammond, age 27, by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.


Three people were shot in separate incidents Saturday night and early Sunday in River North, near Lincoln Park Zoo, and in the Goose Island neighborhood, according to police. No arrests have been made. Here are the details:

River North shooting

Witnesses approached officers who were handling a separate incident to report that a person was shot inside a parking garage at 401 North State around 1:50 a.m.

Officers found a 30-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his right thigh inside the structure, police said. The victim said he was walking through the garage when several men approached him and fired shots, according to a CPD statement.

An ambulance took the man to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in fair condition.

Investigators found four shell casings, clothing, and two phones at the crime scene.

Lincoln Park shooting

Police said a 20-year-old man was shot while driving past the Lincoln Park Zoo around 8:45 p.m. The man was driving his Kia Soul on the 2300 block of North Stockton when a man who was on foot fired several shots, according to police.

One round grazed the victim’s torso. He drove himself to AMITA St. Joseph Hospital, where he was listed in good condition.

Goose Island shooting

A 27-year-old man was critically wound in a shooting near Stanton Park in the Goose Island neighborhood, police said. No arrests have been made.

The victim was on the 700 block of West Evergreen in a parking lot adjacent to the park when a man got out of a gray car and shot at him around 6:15 p.m., according to a CPD report. The gunman then returned to his car and left the area.

Bullets struck the victim in his arm, leg, and groin, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Surveillance video shows two vehicles, a silver Porsche Cayenne and a silver Chevy Tahoe, apparently traveling together before and after the shooting, the CPD report said.

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