River North shooting leaves at least 1 man injured

Crime scene tape is draped across a parking lot after a man was shot in the 300 block of West Ohio in River North on February 12, 2023. | Citizen App

Chicago — At least one, and probably two, people were shot in a River North parking lot on Sunday night, according to Chicago police and a source.

It happened next to the L tracks in the 300 block of West Ohio around 11:54 p.m.

More than 15 shell casings were found in the area after a gunman opened fire, striking a 46-year-old man in his shoulder. Witnesses reported seeing cars speeding away and people running for cover.

EMS took the victim to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment. Police searched the area for another person that witnesses said was shot. They did not find anyone else injured at the scene.

But, about six minutes after the shooting, a critically injured man was dropped off at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Streeterville with gunshot wounds throughout his body. The person who drove him to the hospital did not stick around, and the victim was immediately taken into surgery.

The hospital notified Chicago police about the man at 2:30 a.m.

An officer who reviewed surveillance footage from the shooting scene said the gunman fled in a silver Infiniti sedan with Iowa plates. But no description of the gunman is available.

The shooting is the first of the year for River North, which had three shooting victims at this point last year, one at this time in 2021, and none as of this date in 2020 and 2019.

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