A gunman shot and critically wounded a man outside Truman College in Uptown on Sunday night, according to a CPD report. The offender remains at large.
The 27-year-old victim told police he was on the sidewalk at 1145 West Wilson when the gunman walked up and fired several shouts around 11:21 p.m., police said. Four rounds struck the victim in the torso and one struck his leg, according to CPD. Police found seven shell casings at the scene.
An ambulance crew took him to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition.
Witnesses said the shooter was a Black male wearing a white t-shirt who fled westbound on Wilson Avenue. Area Three detectives are investigating.
Four people have been shot in Uptown this year. That compares to seven victims at this point last year and eight at this point in 2019.
On April 27, a 40-year-old man was shot in the arm behind the Uptown Theater. Then, around noontime on May 1, a 28-year-old man was shot near Argyle and Kenmore. And on the morning of May 15, a 17-year-old boy was shot in an alley near the 4500 block of North Broadway. No charges have been filed in any of this year’s shootings.