Man critically injured in apparently-targeted shooting on North Side

Update October 15, 2021 — Police released the suspect without charging, according to a CPD spokesperson.


A man is in critical condition following an apparently targeted shooting in West Rogers Park on Tuesday morning, according to police and a law enforcement source. Detectives are interviewing a suspect.

Police said a 38-year-old man was outside when someone shot him in the head on the 6500 block of North Washtenaw around 8:40 a.m. An ambulance took the man to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston.

The shooting unfolded outside a residence where an intruder attacked the same victim twice inside his home yesterday, according to CPD records.

Around 9:15 Monday morning, an armed man reportedly forced his way into the man’s home, beat him up, and injured his mother, one report said. The same man returned to the house around 2 p.m. to attack the male victim again.

Police arrested a suspect shortly after Tuesday’s shooting who may also be responsible for Monday’s attacks. The shooting victim is well-known to local police officers. He was charged with felony theft stemming from a burglary earlier this year, and he has served prison time for burglary-related crimes, theft, and manufacture-delivery of cocaine, according to state records. He has shared his mugshots on Facebook and even uses one of them as the featured image on his profile page.

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