Man critically injured in Uptown shooting, police say

A 26-year-old man was shot in the back while standing outside in Uptown on Friday evening. Chicago police have released few details about the case.

The man told officers he was in the 800 block of West Eastwood when “he heard shots and felt pain,” according to a CPD media statement. A bullet struck him in the middle of his back.

EMS took him to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition.

The 800 block of West Eastwood is marked on a map of the area. | Multiplottr

Officers at the scene said they found four vehicles damaged by bullets and upwards of 40 shell casings in the street, a cul-de-sac behind Weiss Memorial Hospital.

The victim is the ninth person shot in Uptown so far this year. The neighborhood had six shooting victims at this point last year and eight victims as of July 2 in both 2020 and 2019, according to records maintained by CWBChicago.

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