Man shot in Rogers Park on Wednesday night, police say

Police are investigating after a 20-year-old man was shot in Rogers Park on Wednesday night. The victim is in good condition.

According to police, the man was outside on the 6500 block of North Ashland around 10:29 p.m. when he heard gunfire and realized he had been shot in the right leg. The man told investigators that he thought the gunman fired from a passing car, police said.

Officers found a significant number of shell casings in the street, and six parked cars were struck by bullets, according to CPD records. Bullets also flew through an apartment window and the front glass of a nearby business.

Paramedics transported the victim to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston for treatment.

He is the 13th person shot in Rogers Park this year and the ninth shooting victim in two months. By comparison, the neighborhood had 12 shooting victims at this point last year and five to date in 2019.

According to city records, the most recent shootings in Rogers Park were:

  • in the 7100 block of North Sheridan, when a person was shot inside an apartment around 12:20 a.m. on June 28. No further information is available about this case, but the victim survived, according to online police data.
  • in the 1100 block of West Columbia around 4:12 a.m. on June 13. A 30-year-old man was shot when he approached a car that was blocking his path in an alley, police said.
  • in the 7300 block of North Rogers around 7:18 p.m. on May 30 when an 27-year-old man was shot outside Pottawatomie Park

Police have not announced charges in any of the shootings.

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