Chicago police have updated their media statement. The department now says the victim “sustained several lacerations to the body” and was not shot. Our original report, which was based on CPD’s earlier statement, follows.
A 27-year-old man is in serious condition after reportedly being shot in the Loop overnight. Police are still trying to piece together the details of precisely what happened.
The victim arrived in a truck at Ascension St. Mary Hospital, 2233 West Division. According to officers at the scene, he had gunshot wounds to his back, leg, and elbow.
One of the victim’s relatives reportedly told police that they went to the 200 block of North LaSalle to pick up a brother who works at a restaurant, and the shooting happened in a nearby alley.
But police had no other information about how the shooting allegedly occurred or who may have fired the shots. A CPD media statement said the shooting happened around 3:45 a.m.
The victim was transferred to Stroger Hospital for treatment.
So far this year, 23 people have been shot in the Loop. That’s up from 16 victims at this point last year, ten as of August 1, 2020, and four for the entire year of 2019.