Shootout leaves man hospitalized on Near North Side

A shootout ended with one man hospitalized and police mopping up a block-long crime scene on the Near North Side early Saturday, according to police and witnesses.

The shooting began around 2:28 a.m. on the 500 block of West Oak in the Cabrini-Green neighborhood, police said. A 27-year-old man who suffered gunshot wounds at the scene reportedly showed up at Northwestern Memorial Hospital a short time later in a bullet-riddled car.

He was taken into surgery with gunshot wounds to his face, shoulder, foot, buttocks, and both thighs, according to an officer at the scene. Police said he is in fair condition.

Police evidence markers lie next to shell casings at the scene. | @JakeChupick on Twitter

Investigators found at least 90 shell casings along Oak Street between Cambridge and Larrabee. Officers said one set of casings came from a rifle while others were from a handgun. Several parked cars were also hit.

Surveillance video shows one of the gunmen was a Black male wearing a white shirt, red pants, a red baseball cap, and a black shoulder bag.

Area Three detectives are handling the case.

Saturday’s victim is the 21st person shot on the Near North Side this year, which is down from 28 at the same time last year and 25 during the period in 2019.

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