Double shooting leaves 1 dead, another injured in Rogers Park overnight

An overnight double-shooting in Rogers Park left one man dead and another injured, police said. The men were sitting in a parked car on the 7400 block of North Wolcott when a gunman walked up and began shooting around 12:14 a.m., according to a CPD statement.

A 21-year-old man who suffered gunshot wounds to his head and body died. EMS took a 20-year-old man with gunshot wounds to his abdomen and leg to St. Francis Hospital. He was in fair condition.

Police provided no motive or other details.

The approximate location of Tuesday’s shooting is marked on Google Earth. | Google Earth

Cops at the scene said they found shell casings littered around a black car. One witness said the shooter may have been a White or Hispanic male wearing a black hoodie and white gym shoes who ran south on Wolcott.

The incident marks the first homicide of the year for Rogers Park. So far this year, 11 people have been shot in the neighborhood. That’s up from four shooting victims at this point last year. In other recent shootings:

  • A 32-year-old woman was seriously injured after someone shot her on a sidewalk in the 7700 block of North Paulina around 3:45 a.m. Sunday, police said.
  • A 23-year-old woman was shot and stabbed during an argument on the 7100 block of North Glenwood around 10:18 Friday morning.
  • A 49-year-old man was shot in the arm on the 1300 block of West Morse around 1:30 p.m. on April 23.

Police have not announced any arrests in the recent shootings.

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