Man shot near Uptown alderman’s office on Monday evening

The man was shot outside a storefront in the 4500 block of North Broadway. | Google

A man was shot Monday evening just a couple of doors away from Uptown Ald. James Cappleman’s ward office, according to Chicago police. The victim, 25, did not cooperate with the police.

Police responded to calls of shots fired in the 4500 block of North Broadway around 5:39 p.m. and found the victim with a gunshot wound to his calf, according to CPD. Bullets also struck the windows of at least two businesses and a car.

According to a CPD report, shell casings were found about three doors north of Cappleman’s office, located at 4544 North Broadway.

An officer said that surveillance video showed the gunman escaping southbound in a gray four-door Toyota Corolla, which had gray duct tape on its rear passenger window. The shooter and three other occupants of the car were described as Black males between 18- and 25-years-old. 

The victim initially gave police a fake name and refused to help with the investigation. He also refused treatment by EMS, opting instead to wait for a friend to drive him to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

According to the city’s data, he is the 14th person shot in Uptown this year, which is two fewer shooting victims than the neighborhood had at this point last year. Uptown had 14 shooting victims as of this date in 2020 and 11 in 2019.

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