CHICAGO — A gunman left one man dead and another injured near Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Streeterville overnight, Chicago police said. Witnesses and the surviving victim were not cooperating with investigators.
The men were outside in the 300 block of East Huron when someone opened fire on them around 1:20 a.m. Investigators found 14 shell casings and an ammunition magazine at the scene.
“Witnesses on scene were very uncooperative with officers about the incident and refused to answer any questions,” according to a Chicago Police Department media statement.
The fire department transported a 34-year-old man with gunshot wounds throughout his body to Northwestern. He was pronounced dead.
Police said the second victim, 27, arrived at Northwestern later with a gunshot wound to his leg.
He said he was with the first victim, “then became very uncooperative and refused to answer any questions,” according to the police statement.
A 911 caller reported that two vehicles sped from the shooting scene, a dark-colored SUV and a black Charger. One caller said at least one person jumped out of the SUV and started shooting.
The men are the tenth and eleventh people shot on the Near North Side this year. By comparison, there were 31 shooting victims on the Near North Side at this point last year, including nine shot during a single event outside the Chicago Red Line station.
There were ten victims at this point in 2021 versus seven in 2020.
Note: The 2020, 2022, and 2023 victim counts each include one accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound. Those cases are not included in official city data.
The most recent shooting before Sunday occurred inside a guest room at Hotel Chicago, 333 North Dearborn, last Saturday afternoon.
A 23-year-old off-duty police officer from Michigan was handling his weapon inside a 12th-floor room when it fired around 3:10 p.m., a police report said. The bullet struck his left hand and traveled into the stomach of a 25-year-old man who was also in the room, according to CPD. No charges were filed.