2 injured, 1 critically, in Uptown drive-by

Update July 27, 2021 — The 20-year-old, Jarid Jefferson, has died of his injuries, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Two men are hospitalized after a drive-by shooting in Uptown on Tuesday evening. One of the victims is critically wounded, police said.

The men, ages 19 and 20, were on the 4500 block of North Sheridan when someone shot at them from inside a car around 5:38 p.m., according to a CPD report. One round struck the older man in his head. EMS took him to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition. The other man was shot in his right leg. He walked in to Weiss Hospital for treatment.

Police did not release any suspect information.

Today’s victims are the seventh and eighth persons shot in Uptown this year. The neighborhood also had eight shootings as of this point last year. There were ten shootings as of July 20, 2019.

On July 5, a 17-year-old boy was critically wounded, and a 16-year-old girl suffered a graze wound in a drive-by shooting on the 4400 block of North Clarendon.

No one has been charged in connection with any of this year’s shootings.

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