Drive-by shooter leaves 1 injured in Uptown, police say

A drive-by gunman left a 59-year-old man injured in Uptown on Saturday afternoon, but the victim does not appear to be the intended target. According to Chicago police, the man was walking in the 1000 block of West Argyle Street when a bullet struck him in the shoulder around 2:50 p.m.

Surveillance video showed the gunman firing from a silver SUV, then turning around and firing more shots. Shell casings were discovered in several locations along the block by police. At least two businesses near Kenmore and Argyle had windows shattered by gunfire.

CPD did not release a description of the shooter. They said the victim was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, and his condition was stabilized.

He is the 11th person shot in Uptown so far this year. That’s the same number of shooting victims the neighborhood had at this point last year, too. There were nine at this point in 2020 and 10 by this date in 2019.

Police have announced charges in two of this year’s shootings, a double murder in which an elderly couple’s son is accused of the crime.

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