A 46-year-old man was shot Sunday night on the Magnificent Mile, just steps from the Wrigley Building, according to Chicago police. Cops said he was not being cooperative with their investigation.
Officers responded to calls of a person shot at 410 North Michigan around 11:10 p.m. They found the victim on the sidewalk, according to a CPD media statement.
The man told police that he had been shot nearby by someone he knew, but he refused to identify the gunman, officers said.
EMS took the man to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in fair condition.
Cops at the scene said his injuries appeared to be caused by buckshot, which is commonly associated with shotguns, but it can also be fired by specially-designed pistols.
A buckshot-firing pistol is believed to have been used in a shooting last summer in the Loop. Police released surveillance images of the suspected gunman in that incident days later, but no arrests were ever announced.
Sunday’s victim is the 33rd person shot on the Near North Side so far this year. That’s a 200% increase over the 11 seen at this point in 2021. There were six Near North Side shooting victims at this point in 2020 and 17 as of June 13, 2019.