Man shot near Howard CTA station on Thursday afternoon, police say

A Rogers Park man is in good condition after suffering a gunshot wound on Thursday afternoon near the Howard CTA station. Police said the shooter is an “unknown man,” but 911 callers identified the gunman by name, records show.

The 25-year-old victim was on the 7600 block of North Paulina around 1:30 p.m. when the offender walked up, pulled out a gun, and began shooting, police said. One round struck the victim in his right leg. Someone drove him to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston for treatment.

Area Three detectives are investigating.

Thursday’s shooting is the 19th of the year for Rogers Park. That is roughly the same pace as last year, according to city records.

The most recent shooting in the neighborhood before Thursday was the August 16 murder of Sean Ravi Charles Sullivan-Freeman, a 25-year-old veterinary technician. He had recently received his bachelor’s degree in biology, according to Ald. Maria Hadden (49th).

Police responded to calls of shots fired on the 1300 block of West Farwell at 9:03 p.m. and found the Sullivan-Freeman lying in the middle of the street with gunshot wounds to his face, shoulder, and chest, according to authorities.

Officers reviewed surveillance video and identified the gunman as a heavyset White male who is over 6-feet tall. He was wearing black clothing and was seen running south on Lakewood after the shooting. No arrests have been made.

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