CHICAGO — A drive-by shooter left a 17-year-old boy seriously wounded in Rogers Park on Tuesday afternoon, Chicago police said.
He was standing in the 7400 block of North Hoyne around 4:44 p.m. when a car pulled up and someone in the car began shooting at him, according to a CPD media statement.
The boy suffered gunshot wounds to his shoulder, back, and foot, an officer at the scene said.
Police found about a dozen shell casings at the scene. One witness reported that the gunman was in a white sedan with a loud exhaust, but no other details were immediately available.
The boy is the 13th person shot in Rogers Park this year, up from seven victims at this point last year, four of which were determined to be self-defense. Rogers Park had just four shooting victims as of this date in 2021, according to city records.
Among recent shootings in the neighborhood:
- A 28-year-old man was critically injured by a gunman at Loyola Park on April 13. Police said a dark sedan pulled into the park’s parking lot at Sheridan and Touhy and someone opened fire on the victim from the car.
- Also on April 13, a 33-year-old man was shot in the foot when a drive-by gunman opened fire in the 1400 block of West Arthur.
- On April 6, a 33-year-old man was shot in the 7600 block of North Sheridan. Police said the man was shot while walking, but a witness reported that the man was hiding behind a dumpster when a woman shot him.
- 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.