A 34-year-old man was shot on a sidewalk about a block from the Sheridan Red Line station on Sunday evening, police said. He’s in good condition.
The man, who arrived at Weiss Hospital in a private car around 5:28 p.m., reportedly told police he was on a sidewalk in the 900 block of West Irving Park minutes earlier when someone walked up and shot him at close range. One bullet struck the victim in his right leg, police said.
Officers who met with the victim said he was not cooperative. Police also spoke with passersby near Sheridan and Irving Park, but none recalled hearing any shots fired.
The victim initially described the shooter only as a Hispanic man.
Sunday’s shooting is the second in two weeks for the Lakeview neighborhood. and the third of the year. But both of the earlier shootings reportedly involved people who knew each other.
- On June 23, a 24-year-old was in an apartment on the 600 block of West Oakdale when an acquaintance shot him several times in the lower body, police said. Police allegedly found drugs in the victim’s apartment.
- On May 26, 41-year-old Kendra Gardner was found shot to death inside a parked car on the 3000 block of North Clifton. Prosecutors on Sunday charged her long-time boyfriend with her murder.