Man shot near Loop gas station overnight is neighborhood’s 4th shooting victim in 2 weeks

A 24-year-old man was shot while traveling in the Loop early Sunday, police said. He is the fourth person to be shot in the neighborhood in the past two weeks.

Police said the man was traveling in his car around 2:30 a.m. when his driver’s side window shattered, and he realized he had been shot. The man drove to Jackson and Columbus, where he sought help from officers who were working on an unrelated matter.

Investigators later found shell casings from the shooting at 50 West Ida B. Wells, outside a BP service station.

The victim, who was shot once in his left shoulder and once in his left thigh, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Police had no information about who the shooter was or if the gunfire came from within a vehicle. Area Three detectives are investigating.

So far this year, 21 people have been shot in the Loop. That compares to 18 shooting victims in all of 2020 and three for all of 2019. Among the more recent shootings in the neighborhood:

  • A 28-year-old man was shot during an apparent road rage incident on the 600 block of South Michigan at 11:45 p.m. Saturday, September 4. There have been no arrests.
  • A CTA bus driver was shot in the face by a passenger who allegedly became enraged when he was asked to get off the bus at the end of its route on the first block of East Washington around 8:53 p.m. on Saturday, September 4. Dennis Green, 38, is charged with attempted murder in the case.
  • A 21-year-old man was shot while driving with his pregnant girlfriend and another passenger on Lower Wacker Drive near Michigan Avenue around 12:30 a.m. on August 29. No arrests have been made.

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