4 shot, dozens of rounds fired near Clark-Division Red Line station

Chicago police units block Division Street near a shooting scene on August 13, 2023. | Citizen

CHICAGO — A gunman sprayed more than two dozen bullets, injuring four people near the Clark-Division Red Line station on Sunday night. Later, another man was shot a few blocks away in an unrelated incident, according to Chicago police.

Officers found the victims outside in the 100 block of West Division after receiving calls of shots fired around 11:46 p.m.

Yellow evidence markers dotted the Division Street pavement just outside the mouth of an alley that runs next to a currency exchange. The victims were found steps away from the markers, each placed near a piece of evidence, mostly shell casings expended by the gunman.

In a media statement, Chicago police said a 28-year-old man is in critical condition with gunshot wounds throughout his body. The other victims, all in good condition with gunshot wounds to the legs, are a 22-year-old woman, a 24-year-old man, and a 42-year-old man.

Police said the shooter, described only as a man, escaped in a black sedan. Witnesses said it was a Volkswagen Passat.

Videos from the scene posted to the Citizen app are shared at the end of this report.

In another shooting on the Near North Side, a 32-year-old man was shot in the chest while sitting in his car in the 900 block of North Cambridge around 3:01 a.m. He drove himself to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment.

His BMW X3, sitting outside the emergency entrance, had a bullet hole in the windshield.

An officer at the hospital radioed that the victim “doesn’t talk to the police” and repeatedly told cops, “no statement.”

Last night’s shootings brought the total number of people shot on the Near North Side this year to 22, according to records maintained by CWBChicago. That’s down from 50 shooting victims at this point last year, a tally that includes nine victims shot by a gunman near the Chicago-State Red Line station on May 19, 2022, and four shot during a single incident on July 10.

The Near North Side had 28 people shot at this point in 2021; 24 in 2020; and 24 by this date in 2019.

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