2 injured in separate South Loop shootings on Saturday, police say

Police are investigating two separate shootings reported in the South Loop on Saturday. No arrests have been announced.

Most recently, a 43-year-old man was shot while riding in a car on the first block of East 14th Street around 9:13 p.m. Saturday. Police said the gunman fired shots from a dark sedan and struck the victim, who suffered a graze wound to his back.

The victim was taken to Mercy Hospital and later transferred to Stroger Hospital in good condition, according to police.

Investigators found shell casings at the corner of Wabash and 14th, and the car that transported the victim to Mercy had bullet holes in it, according to a witness.

Police did not release any suspect descriptions.

Earlier on Saturday, an auto repair shop employee was shot when he confronted a man looking into cars on the business’s lot in the 2200 block of South Wabash, according to a CPD report.

Police said the victim saw the offender look into a Tesla’s trunk and then sit in the driver’s seat of a Mercedes before he confronted the man and asked him for identification around 10:55 a.m.

The men argued and then walked to a dark-colored Dodge Challenger where the offender was supposed to get his identification, police said. Instead, the man snatched the victim’s phone. The victim got the phone back and was turning to go inside the business when the offender fired two or three shots, police said.

After the shooting, the offender got into the Challenger, which was occupied by another person, and headed north on Wabash, then east on Cermak, according to a CPD statement.

EMS took the victim to the University of Chicago Hospital, where his condition stabilized.

Police did not release descriptions of the suspects.

Area Three detectives are investigating both shootings.

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