Chicago — Another man was shot in Rogers Park on Sunday morning. He’s the second person shot in the neighborhood this week and the third since Tuesday, according to Chicago police.
The latest incident occurred just before 5 a.m. in the 1500 block of West Jonquil Terrace. In a brief media statement, Chicago police said the 23-year-old victim “was outside… when he heard shots then felt pain.” EMS transported him to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in good condition.
But officers who reviewed CPD surveillance footage radioed that the victim was standing on the corner with other people when a white SUV pulled up and someone started shooting at them from the vehicle.
The victim has been arrested several times on drug and weapons charges in recent years, but the outcomes of those cases were not immediately available.
Almost exactly 24 hours before the shooting, a 57-year-old man was shot while sitting in a car in the 7300 block of North Greenview.
Initial information from the scene indicated that the victim had been hanging out with a woman when her boyfriend showed up and shot him. But only the victim was on the scene when police arrived. Investigators said they found one shell casing inside the victim’s car.
On Tuesday, a 45-year-old man visiting from Madison, Wisconsin, was shot and killed by a gunman who kicked in the back door of the apartment where he was staying in the 7600 block of North Sheridan.
Friends and relatives of the victim told reporters that they believed Quentin Pruett was not the killer’s intended target.
So far this year, eight people have been shot in Rogers Park, three fatally. That’s up from six shooting victims with no fatalities at this point in 2022. Last year’s total includes four people who were shot by others acting in self-defense. Rogers Park had just two shooting victims as of this date in 2021.