Man found shot in Wicker Park overnight claims it happened in Streeterville

Police are investigating a sketchy story from a man found with a gunshot wound in Wicker Park who claimed the shooting happened in Streeterville.

Officers and EMS responded to the Shell gas station at 1600 North Western around 1:35 a.m. and found the 26-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his ankle.

He initially told police he couldn’t remember where the shooting happened. Later, he said it occurred on the 600 block of North McClurg around 1 a.m., but he “does not recall hearing any gunshots and was uncooperative with officers,” a CPD media statement said.

The man claimed he was shot on the 600 block of North McClurg, near an all-night convenience store. | Google

The McClurg address is five miles by car from the gas station, according to Google maps.

Police did not find any signs of a shooting in Streeterville. No one in the area, including overnight doormen and people at a 24-hour convenience store, remembered hearing or seeing anything unusual, an officer said. There were no calls of shots fired in the area.

CPD said the man is “known” to the police department.

Area Five detectives are investigating.

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