Man shot while waiting for red light to change in Rogers Park, police say

A 29-year-old man was shot while stopped at a red light in Rogers Park overnight, police said. He is the fourth person shot in the neighborhood this month and the 12th of the year. Rogers Park had recorded seven shooting victims at this point last year.

The victim was waiting for the light to change at Sheridan Road and Sherwin Avenue when an SUV pulled up next to him and someone began shooting at him from the other vehicle, according to CPD.

After the shooting, the victim’s Nissan Rogue crashed into a residential building on the corner of Sherwin and Sheridan. A 911 caller reported the vehicle crashed through their bedroom window.

Police found the car abandoned, but later located the victim when he walked into Weiss Memorial Hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to his thigh. Investigators found eight shell casings at the scene.

In other Rogers Park shootings this month:

  • A 32-year-old woman suffered a gunshot wound to her stomach while walking on the 7700 block of North Paulina around 3:45 a.m. on May 2.
  • Julbert Hernandez, 21, was killed and a 20-year-old man was injured when a gunman opened fire on their car on the 7400 block of North Wolcott around 12:15 a.m. on May 3.

Of this year’s other shootings, authorities found one was self-defense by a concealed carry holder who shot a man who was allegedly armed with a knife.

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