Man suffers graze wound in Uptown drive-by, police say

The man was shot on the 4800 block of North WInthrop, a little north of the Aragon Ballroom. | Multiplottr

Police say a 28-year-old man suffered a graze wound during a drive-by in Uptown overnight. The victim was on the sidewalk in the 4800 block of North Winthrop when the gunman rolled by in a black sedan and opened fire on him at 12:01 a.m., according to a CPD statement.

The victim was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center by EMS for treatment of a graze wound on his left leg.

Some witnesses said at least two men stepped out of the car to shoot at the man, but the CPD statement said shots were fired from inside the vehicle.

Ten people have been shot in Uptown so far this year, which is comparable to recent years. At this point last year, there were eleven victims, nine in 2020, and ten as of this date in 2019.

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