Man shot in Rogers Park on Friday afternoon is the neighborhood’s second shooting victim of the day

The victim was shot on the 7500 block of North Seeley. | Multiplottr

A 19-year-old man was shot while entering his car in Rogers Park on Friday afternoon, Chicago police said. It is the second shooting of the day in the neighborhood, but the crimes do not appear to be related.

The man was about to get into his car in the 7500 block of North Seeley around 1:36 p.m. when at least one gunman opened fire from a passing red vehicle, according to a CPD media statement.

Police said the victim was shot once in the right leg. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital in good condition.

Officers at the scene said they found 20 to 30 shell casings from more than one caliber, which suggests more than one person may have been firing shots.

The red car, which has tinted windows, was last seen heading south on Seeley.

Earlier on Friday, a man was shot in both legs after a gunman opened fire on a homeless encampment in Rogers Park. It happened around 6:23 a.m. in the 7300 block of North Clark, on the west end of Touhy Park.

Today’s victims are the 13th and 14th persons shot in Rogers Park this year. The neighborhood had 13 shooting victims at this point in 2021.

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