3 shot near Howard CTA station; 4th shooting on the block this year

CHICAGO — Three people were shot near the Howard CTA station overnight, Chicago police said. It is the fourth shooting on the same block this year.

Officers responded to calls of shots fired in the 1600 block of West Howard around 12:50 a.m. Sunday. They found a 26-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his leg. He did not cooperate with the police investigation, cops said.

A few minutes later, two women arrived by car at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston. They were also shot during the incident, according to police. Both women, ages 28 and 42, were shot in their legs.

Police discovered about a dozen shell casings at the scene, but no suspect descriptions were released.

So far this year, 19 people have been shot in Rogers Park, including a 2-year-old girl who accidentally shot herself. That’s up from 12 at this point last year and 11 in 2021.

Including last night, six of this year’s victims were shot in the 1600 block of West Howard:

  • A 33-year-old man was shot in a drive-by while standing near the Willye B. White Park fieldhouse in Rogers Park on June 9.
  • On May 22, a 19-year-old woman was shot in the chest and abdomen while walking in the park around 10:18 p.m. The victim, a Northwestern University student, was walking with a companion when the shots were fired, Ald. Maria Hadden (49th) said in a Facebook post last month. They were not the intended targets, according to Hadden.
  • On February 13, a 31-year-old man was shot in a drive-by on the block, police said.

Another man was shot on the block late last year. The 48-year-old was standing outside when a gunman walked up and fired shots, striking him in the foot, according to CPD. Initial indications from the scene were that the victim knew the gunman.

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