Rogers Park shooting leaves 17-year-old injured, police say

A 17-year-old boy is recovering after someone shot him in the Rogers Park neighborhood on Monday evening, police said.

The boy was in the 6700 block of North Greenview when a man fired shots, striking him one time in the buttocks, according to a CPD media statement. Witnesses saw the gunman run east in an alley after the shooting. He was described as a thin Black male who stood about 5’9″ tall and wore a gray sweater with a mask.

Police recovered one shell casing at the scene. The victim was listed in good condition at an undisclosed hospital, police said.

He is the 14th person shot in Rogers Park this year. Other recent shootings in the area were:

  • in the 6500 block of North Ashland around 10:30 p.m. July 7.
  • 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

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