A 27-year-old man was shot during an argument outside a bar in Wrigleyville overnight, Chicago police said. The gunman remains at large.
The argument broke out in the 3400 block of North Clark around 1:53 a.m., and the shooter then fired two shots from across the street, striking the victim in his right thigh, according to a CPD media statement. Police found shell casings near a construction site between Roscoe and Newport.
Witnesses said the offender fled south on Clark Street after the shooting. He was a Black male who wore a yellow hoodie or shirt.
EMS took the victim to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition.
So far this year, eleven 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.
Saturday’s victim is the second person shot along the Clark Street bar strip this year. On March 27, Hermilo Beltran was shot and killed 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.
Before this year, the most recent shooting or murder in the Wrigleyville nightlife district was on September 12, 2016.