Man shot outside Boystown nightclub overnight

A 27-year-old man is hospitalized after someone shot him outside a popular Boystown nightclub early Monday.

Police said the man was walking on the 3300 bock of North Halsted around 1:17 a.m. when he heard gunfire and realized he had been shot. He suffered gunshot wounds to both legs and was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in fair condition, according to a CPD media statement.

Chicago cops stand near the crime scene outside Roscoe’s Tavern, 3356 North Halsted. | CWBChicago

Cops strung red evidence tape around the crime scene outside Roscoe’s Tavern as a couple dozen onlookers watched from the opposite corner of Roscoe and Halsted streets.

The intersection is “ground zero” for the city’s famed LGBTQ nightlife district

Witnesses said the gunman is a Black male in his early 30’s who stands about 5’11” tall. He was wearing a yellow and blue striped shirt with the word “man” written on it, according to a description shared with officers on their radios.

The suspect, who is known to the victim, fled the scene in an older green Chevy Impala, officers said.

Monday’s victim is the fifth person shot in Lakeview so far this year. Lakeview had only one shooting victim at this point last year and one at this point in 2019, also.

In 2020, there were seven shooting victims by June 13. One was fatally shot by police. Two others were injured when a CTA security guard accidentally discharged his weapon on a Red Line train at the Belmont station.

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