CHICAGO — A 17-year-old boy was shot in Uptown on Sunday night, Chicago police said. He’s the second person shot on the same block in a month.
Cops responding to calls of shots fired in the area around 10:08 p.m. found the boy in the 4400 block of North Malden. He had a single gunshot wound to his chest.
Officers found shell casings up and down the Sunnyside Mall after two men opened fire on the victim. CPD said the gunmen fled on foot, but officials did not release suspect descriptions.
The victim is at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in fair condition.
Police responded to shots fired in the same area around 6 p.m. on Saturday, but no injuries were reported. Cops found shell casings at the intersection of Wilson and Magnolia and bullet holes in a nearby store. After firing the shots, the gunman fled through an alley on the 4500 block of North Malden.
Last month, a 24-year-old man was shot when he went to the 4400 block of North Malden to buy a car from a social media marketplace. Police said someone tried to rob him when he showed up.
Six people have been shot in Uptown this year. That’s down from nine at this point last year.
On May 23, a 22-year-old man was shot in the leg and shoulder as he walked down the 4500 block of North Magnolia. An officer who reviewed surveillance footage said the gunman fired from a white SUV and fell out of the moving vehicle as he was shooting, but no arrests have been announced.
A 15-year-old boy was shot in a drive-by in the 1000 block of West Lawrence on March 1. Someone inside the SUV called the victim by name, then began shooting, according to CPD.
On January 19, a 33-year-old man was shot at a bus stop in the 5100 block of North Broadway. Police said another man walked up to the victim and shot him in the leg, but they did not provide a motive for the crime.
A group of car thieves shot a man who confronted them as they broke into a car in the 1200 block of West Montrose on January 4, Chicago police said. The 42-year-old victim was riding a bike when he saw a man breaking into a car and confronted him about it, according to CPD. The offender pulled out a weapon and shot the victim in the elbow.