Man shot while walking in Rogers Park, CPD says

CHICAGO — Police are investigating after a 33-year-old man was shot in Rogers Park on Thursday evening. It’s the second shooting on the same block since March 21.

Officially, CPD said the man was walking in the 7600 block of North Sheridan when he “heard shots and felt pain” around 7:43 p.m. He drove himself to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston for treatment of a gunshot wound to his left arm.

But witnesses told police that they saw a woman wearing a pink sweatshirt shoot the man, who was hiding behind a trash receptacle.

He is the 10th person shot in Rogers Park this year, compared to six at this point last year and three as of April 7, 2021. Officials concluded that four of last year’s victims were shot by people acting in self-defense, so those events are not included in the city’s official statistics.

Among other recent shootings in the neighborhood:

  • A 20-year-old woman received a graze wound to her back while walking up the stairs of an apartment building in the 1300 block of West Columbia on March 29.
  • A 23-year-old man was shot in the 1500 block of West Jonquil Terrace on March 26.
  • A 57-year-old man was shot while sitting in a car in the 7300 block of North Greenview on March 25.
  • Quentin Pruett, 45, of Madison, Wisconsin, was shot and killed during a home invasion in the 7600 block of North Sheridan on March 21. His family believes he was not the intended target.
  • On March 3, a 37-year-old man was found fatally shot inside an apartment in the 7500 block of North Damen. Police initially detained a woman inside the apartment, but she was later released. Investigators did not find a weapon at the scene, and the medical examiner’s office has not determined the cause and manner of the man’s death.
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