Another man shot in Wrigleyville; second shooting on Clark Street this weekend

For the second time this weekend, Chicago police are investigating a shooting on the Clark Street nightlife strip in Wrigleyville.

Around 3 a.m. Sunday, a 43-year-old man arrived at Ascension Resurrection Hospital with a gunshot wound to his left leg that he said he received about 30 minutes earlier in the 3500 block of North Clark, according to CPD. Police said the man was uncooperative with officers who met with him at the hospital.

The man’s story might be related to another incident that police handled around 2:15 a.m. In that case, a 911 caller reported that someone had fired a gun into the window of Al’s Beef, 3420 North Clark. But police concluded that the incident involved a rock, not a bullet.

Earlier this weekend, a man was shot following an argument outside a bar in the 3400 block of North Clark, just a few yards south of Al’s Beef.

After the argument, the gunman opened fire from across the street, striking the victim in his right thigh, according to CPD. Witnesses said the offender fled south on Clark Street after the shooting. He was a Black male who wore a yellow hoodie or shirt.

So far this year, 12 people have been shot in Lakeview, according to CPD records. That’s up from five at this point last year, eight in 2020, and four as of this date in 2019.

Before this year, the most recent shooting or murder in the Wrigleyville nightlife district was on September 12, 2016.

This year, there has been one murder by assault, one person murdered by gunfire and two non-fatal shootings in the 3400 and 3500 blocks of North Clark.

On March 27, Hermilo Beltran was shot and killed by robbers as he reported for work at Happy Camper, 3458 North Clark. Police are still trying to find the killers.

On January 17, a California man, Sergio Ontiveros, was killed in a physical assault on the street in the 3500 block of North Clark.

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