A pair of shootings left one man dead and three injured in Rogers Park on Wednesday evening, Chicago police said. Authorities have not revealed if they believe the two cases are related.
The first shooting occurred in the 6600 block of North Clark around 8:50 p.m.
Police said three men were standing on the sidewalk when shots were fired, killing a 29-year-old. The other victims, a 43-year-old with a gunshot wound to his abdomen and a 48-year-old with a gunshot wound to the face, were taken to hospitals in fair and critical condition, respectively.
A CPD camera recorded a tinted-out black SUV heading the wrong way on North Shore Avenue from Clark Street with men running after it and firing weapons, according to an officer who reviewed the footage.
Then, around 10:08 p.m., a 48-year-old man was shot in the foot as he stood in the 1600 block of West Howard. Police said a gunman walked up to the victim, fired shots, and fled the scene. Initial indications from the scene were that the victim knew the gunman.
EMS took the Howard Street victim to St. Francis Hospital in fair condition.
So far this year, 29 people have been shot in Rogers Park. That’s up from 21 at this point last year. Here’s a look at year-to-date shooting totals for other recent years from the City of Chicago Violence Reduction Dashboard: