Man shot, critically wounded in Lakeview

A bullet hole is seen in the right-hand window of a storefront at the shooting scene, 540 West Briar. | CWBChicago

Update August 4, 2022 — Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) said today that “it is believed the shooting was a robbery gone wrong.”

A man was found shot in the head and critically wounded on a Lakeview sidewalk early Tuesday, Chicago police said. Police provided no motive for the shooting.

At 1:50 a.m., police responded to reports of a person shot in the 500 block of West Briar Place. The 36-year-old victim was discovered in front of a former dry cleaner, which had a bullet hole in a window. Witnesses reportedly saw two men flee the scene toward Broadway in a black SUV.

EMS took the victim to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

So far this year, nine people have been shot in Lakeview. One of them died. Charges have been filed in just one of this year’s shootings.

The neighborhood had four shooting victims at this point last year. There were eight victims for the entire year of 2020 and five for all of 2019.

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