Update July 22, 2022: Ald. Maria Hadden (49th) wrote on Facebook that the man “shot himself in the leg unintentionally. There was no assailant.”
A 20-year-old man is recovering after someone shot him in the leg near the Morse Red Line station on Thursday afternoon, Chicago police said. He is the fourth person shot in Rogers Park this month.
Police responded to calls of a person shot in the 1400 block of West Morse at 3:20 p.m. and found the victim with a gunshot wound to his right knee, according to police. He told police he was walking down the street when he heard gunfire and realized he had been shot.
Officers applied a tourniquet to slow his blood loss until EMS arrived and took him to St. Francis Hospital. He is in good condition.
So far this year, 16 people have been shot in Rogers Park, two more than at the same point last year. There have been three other shootings during July:
- A 53-year-old man was shot in both legs when someone opened fire on a homeless camp in the 7300 block of North Clark around 6:23 a.m. on July 8.
- Later the same day, a 19-year-old man was injured in a drive-by as he entered his car on the 7500 block of North Seeley at 1:36 p.m. 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.
- On July 10, a 29-year-old woman was shot by another woman during an argument in the 7400 block of North Sheridan around 3:21 a.m. The women know each other, according to CPD.