1 injured when argument turns into shootout in Lincoln Park, police say

CHICAGO — An argument between two men turned into a shootout in Lincoln Park late Friday night, leaving one of the men injured, Chicago police said.

A 35-year-old man was in the 2700 block of North Hoyne when a gray sedan arrived, and someone inside the car began arguing with him around 11:55 p.m. Both men pulled out handguns and started shooting, according to police.

Investigators later said they found 17 shell casings at the scene.

The victim suffered a gunshot wound to his abdomen. CPD said he’s in good condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Meanwhile, the gray car, believed to be a Nissan Altima, fled the scene.

Nine people have been shot in Lincoln Park this year, including five injured during a single incident near the zoo on June 17.

The neighborhood had four shooting victims for all of last year.

At this point in 2021, there were 13 shooting victims, including eight who were shot when someone opened fire on a party bus near Clark Street and LaSalle Drive.

Lincoln Park had four shooting victims at this point in 2020 and 12 as of this date in 2019. The latter year included two mass shootings: four shot near the lakefront at Fullerton and seven shot in a separate event near the same location.

The most recent shootings in the area are:

  • A July 6 incident during which a homeowner shot a suspected burglar.
  • A woman who was accidentally shot on an apartment complex rooftop on July 4.
  • The shooting near Lincoln Park Zoo that injured five on June 17
  • A woman who was shot while riding in a car on Lake Shore Drive when the back seat passenger mishandled a firearm.
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