Man dead after more than 30 shots are fired in Bucktown overnight

More than 30 shots were fired on Milwaukee Avenue in Bucktown overnight, leaving a 31-year-old man dead. 

Around 1:40 a.m., the victim was standing on the sidewalk next to a car when a gunman rolled up in another vehicle and began shooting at him in the 1800 block of North Milwaukee, according to Chicago police.

CPD said the victim was shot in the chest and died at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

The fire department responded to an auto accident in the 1800 block of West Wabansia shortly after the shooting and discovered a gun in a vehicle. A 41-year-old man in the car was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital, and investigators are trying to determine if he was involved in the shooting.

So far this year, six people have been shot in the Bucktown and Wicker Park neighborhoods. Two of them were killed. Last year at this time, there were three shooting victims in the area, two of whom died.

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