Man shot while sitting in car in Uptown

The man was shot in the 1400 block of West Leland. | CPD

Chicago police are investigating after a man was shot while sitting in a parked car in Uptown on Sunday night. The 24-year-old victim was reportedly not cooperating with CPD’s investigation.

He was sitting in the passenger seat of his vehicle in the 1400 block of West Leland around 11 p.m. when shots were fired, striking him in the right leg, according to officials.

He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in fair condition.

Cops in the area and residents reported hearing more than ten gunshots, and investigators found several shell casings at the scene. Officers said the victim’s car also had bullet holes and a window broken by gunfire.

One witness told police that he saw a masked man leave the scene on a bicycle and enter a nearby alley, but it was unclear whether he was the gunman. Officers stated that the victim was not cooperating.

He is the 15th person shot in Uptown this year, which is one less than the neighborhood had at this time in 2021. Uptown had 14 shooting victims as of this date in 2020 and 11 in 2019.

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