Loop: Shotgun was used in Sunday morning shooting, CPD report says

A 40-year-old man is recovering after someone shot him with a shotgun in a downtown alley Sunday morning, according to a CPD report. The offender remains at large.

The victim was reportedly standing in an alley behind a parking garage on the 400 block of South Wabash when someone shot him in the left leg with a shotgun around 7:29 a.m. Police said the gunman headed south on foot after the shooting.

Paramedics transported the victim to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition stabilized.

Police did not release a description of the offender. CPD records show the victim has been frequently arrested across the city for minor violations like simple battery and retail theft.

Area Three detectives are investigating.

Sunday’s victim is the 14th person shot in the Loop so far this year. The neighborhood had recorded seven shooting victims at this point last year and three as of July 11, 2019.

The most recent shootings involve:

  • an armed robbery crew that shot a 39-year-old man during a cross-city crime spree on June 27.
  • a pregnant woman who was shot in the leg inside a hotel on June 20.
  • a man who was shot during an altercation at DuSable Harbor on June 13.
  • a 23-year-old man who was killed when someone fired more than 60 shots on his car as he sat in the 600 block of South Wells on June 12.

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