A gunman used a rifle to shoot a Rogers Park man who was driving near his home Sunday night, according to a CPD report. It’s the third shooting of 2022 for the neighborhood, which had just one person shot at this point last year.
The victim, age 28, was driving on the 1500 block of West Jonquil Terrace when the gunman fired on home from a dark-colored sedan around 10:20 p.m., police said. A bullet struck the victim in his left leg.
He drove to his nearby home and met with police and EMS there. Bullet holes were visible in his Lexus, which was parked outside.
Meanwhile, the offender reportedly fled the scene eastbound in a Volvo SUV. He is described as a Black male who wore black sweats with a black hoodie over a white t-shirt.
Police said the victim was listed in good condition at St. Francis Hospital. He has a history with CPD, the department said.
Last Tuesday, a concealed carry holder fired a shot into the ground to discourage a man armed with a knife from advancing toward him on the 1500 block of West Juneway Terrace, according to prosecutors. The fired bullet fragmented and part of it struck the knife-wielding man in the leg.
Prosecutors charged the man who allegedly had the knife with aggravated assault of police officers, domestic battery, and other charges. The concealed carry holder is not charged with any wrongdoing.
The first shooting of the year in Rogers Park came on January 4. Police said an acquaintance found a man critically injured with gunshot wounds to his eye and hand inside an apartment on the 7600 block of North Sheridan around 10 p.m.
There were 25 people shot in Rogers Park last year. One of them died. The neighborhood also recorded one fatal stabbing. Charges have been filed in that case.
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