Gunfire between cars leaves man injured in West Town on Wednesday afternoon

At least one and perhaps as many as three gunmen fired shots in West Town on Wednesday afternoon, leaving one man injured. A CPD surveillance camera recorded part of the shooting.

It happened on the 1900 block of West Grand around 4:10 p.m.

Cops didn’t find anyone injured when they first responded to the scene, although they did find shell casings in the intersection of Grand and Wolcott. A police camera operator located footage that showed the driver of a black Mercedes firing on a silver Nissan as the vehicles passed the intersection, according to a CPD report.

Later, a 29-year-old man arrived at Stroger hospital in a Nissan Maxima with a gunshot wound to his back. Police issued a media statement that linked his injuries to the shooting on Grand Avenue. He was treated and released.

One witness reportedly told officers that they saw shots fired from two other vehicles, too — a Jeep and a sedan.

Area Three detectives are handling the investigation, according to CPD’s statement.

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