Man grazed by gunfire in North Center this morning

The approximate location of Friday’s shooting. | Multiplottr

Chicago — A North Center man was grazed by a bullet when a gunman opened fire on his car Friday morning. The offender remains at large.

The 30-year-old was in his car in the 2100 block of West Montrose when another car stopped near him, and someone began shooting at him from the other vehicle, Chicago police said.

One bullet grazed the victim’s right arm. He drove to his nearby home and called for help. CPD said the victim declined medical attention.

Investigators said they found three shell casings at the scene. An officer described the gunman as a Hispanic man between 25- and 30-years-old with a thin mustache. He wore a gray winter cap with a white hoodie pulled up and traveled in a white Audi SUV, the officer said.

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According to the City of Chicago Violence Reduction Dashboard, five people have been shot in North Center so far this year. The neighborhood had six persons shot at this point last year, including a homicide that authorities deemed to be justified.

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