Homeless man shot under Mag Mile bridge overnight

A man is in good condition after being shot under the Michigan Avenue bridge at Grand Avenue early today, according to Chicago police. No arrests have been made.

Officers posted on the Mag Mile radioed that they heard gunfire near Ohio and Michigan at 12:48 a.m.

About 20 minutes later, the victim was found in the doorway of a gas station on the 600 block of North LaSalle with gunshot wounds to his right arm, according to police and a CPD report.

The victim, who said he was homeless but initially refused to identify himself to police, told officers he was on the sidewalk in the 100 block of East Grand when he heard gunfire and realized he had been shot, police said.

Officers found shell casings and blood near some belongings under the Michigan Avenue bridge a short time later. An ambulance took the victim to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment.

He is the third person shot in the Near North (18th) District this year. That compares to one victim at this time in 2019, three in 2020, and one last year, according to records maintained by CWBChicago.

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