Police investigating after man is shot in River North

The 400 block of West Ontario in River North. | Google

Chicago police are investigating after a man was shot while walking in River North on Sunday night.

The 39-year-old was in the 400 block of West Ontario when someone fired shots toward him around 11:11 p.m., according to a CPD media statement. He arrived at Rush Hospital a short time later in a private car to seek treatment for a gunshot wound to his leg.

Some witnesses, however, offered a different version of events. They said two men were arguing when the victim pulled out a gun and started shooting, accidentally hitting himself once in the leg.

Police found five shell casings at the scene. Area Three detectives are investigating.

River North shooting victims through October 16 annually:

2019: 9
2020: 12
2021: 16
2022: 27

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