Police are investigating separate shootings reported in Lincoln Park and Rogers Park late Thursday and early today. No arrests have been made. Both victims suffered graze wounds, according to police.
In Lincoln Park, police met with a 23-year-old man on the 2300 block of North Bosworth around 11:40 p.m. He said he was standing outside when he heard gunfire and realized he had been shot in the leg. The man told investigators that he did not see who fired the shots or where the gunfire came from, according to a CPD media statement.
An officer at the scene said he initially told police the shooting happened somewhere downtown. Police found no evidence of a shooting at the Bosworth address.
Fire department personnel transported the man to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in fair condition.
Then, at 12:12 a.m. Friday, police responded to a call of a person shot on the 1800 block of West Devon. The victim, a 44-year-old man, told police he was sitting in a parked car near Devon and Ridge when a gunman walked up and began firing, police said. A bullet grazed the victim’s head.
Shortly before the shooting victim called police, officers were dispatched to a glass break alarm at a pawn shop on the 1200 block of West Devon. Police found the shop’s windows shot up and bullet holes in nearby cars. Investigators suspect the man was shot at that location and later gave false information to police about where the shooting happened.
The victim was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in fair condition, police said.
While suffering a graze wound to the head is bad, the man’s bigger problem may be that he had an active arrest warrant for a DUI case. He is expected to be taken into custody on that matter after he’s released from the hospital.
Area Three detectives are investigating both incidents.