A man was shot in the leg during a domestic dispute inside a Rogers Park apartment overnight, according to Chicago police. Investigators are sorting through conflicting accounts to figure out what happened.
Around 2:50 a.m., neighbors called police to the 1700 block of West Farwell after hearing gunshots and a woman screaming.
In a media statement, police said a 38-year-old woman grabbed a firearm during an argument and “shot in the direction of the offender.” He was struck in the leg and transported himself to Holy Cross Hospital, CPD said.
The woman was taken to St. Francis Hospital by EMS for a cut to her face and an injured hand.
According to CPD dispatch audio, the incident was initially investigated as a home invasion, but the man called 911 on his way to the hospital and urged officers to preserve the home’s security system footage. According to dispatchers, the 36-year-old also claimed to live in the apartment.
Officers found a firearm a few doors away from where the shooting occurred. Police at the scene said the woman told them that the man took it from her after she shot him.
He is the 26th person shot in Rogers Park this year. Here’s how that compares to October 30 totals in previous years, according to the City of Chicago Violence Reduction Dashboard:
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