Chicago police are investigating two shootings since Sunday evening, one in Rogers Park and the other in River North, just a block from the newly opened Bally’s casino. CPD has released few details about either case.
Downtown, a 21-year-old man was shot while walking in the 600 block of North State around 2:47 a.m. He told police that someone shot at him from a silver Dodge pickup truck, striking him in the left leg.
Some witnesses reported that the man and some companions were in a verbal dispute with the shooter before he opened fire. They described the gunman as a Hispanic man last seen heading north on State in the silver truck with a female.
Police said he was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition.
He’s the 26th person shot on the Near North Side this year, and the 12th person shot in River North. That compares to 23 shooting victims in River North at this point last year and 53 for the Near North Side.
In Rogers Park, a 35-year-old man was shot while sitting in a parked vehicle in the 2100 block of West Jarvis around 9 p.m. Sunday, police said. Two men approached the victim and began shooting, then ran from the scene.
The victim arrived at St. Francis Hospital in a bullet-riddled SUV minutes later. Police said he was in fair condition with a gunshot wound to his neck.
There have been 29 people shot in Rogers Park this year, compared to 23 at this point last year.
Recent Near North shootings
Before this morning, the most recent shooting on the Near North Side was around 8:30 p.m. on August 23. Police said a 34-year-old man was fighting another person when three men approached and one began shooting. He was critically injured.
Just a few hours earlier, a 28-year-old woman was shot inside an apartment in the 1100 block of North Larrabee. CPD said the woman was inside an apartment when an unknown person shot her. However, CWBChicago reported at the time that the woman was actually shot during an armed robbery in her apartment building, less than a block from the Near North (18th) District police station. As of this morning, the police department is classifying the case as an armed robbery.
On August 20, 24-year-old Brandon Hatcher was shot and killed while waiting for a red light to change in the 800 block of North Orleans.
Four people were shot by a gunman who sprayed over two dozen bullets near the Clark-Division Red Line station around 11:46 p.m. on Sunday, August 13. Chicago police said a 28-year-old man was critically injured. The other victims—a 22-year-old woman, a 24-year-old man, and a 42-year-old man—suffered gunshot wounds to their legs.
About three hours later, another man was shot a few blocks away in an unrelated incident, according to Chicago police. The 32-year-old was sitting in his car in the 900 block of North Cambridge when an unknown person shot him. He drove himself to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment.
A 40-year-old man was shot in the leg during an altercation in the 500 block of North State early on August 5.
Recent Rogers Park shootings
The most recent shooting in Rogers Park before Sunday night was when two people were shot, one fatally, as they left a hookah lounge in the 1300 block of West Devon early on July 30.
A shootout near the Willye B. White Park fieldhouse on July 7 injured five people. A sixth man was shot about two blocks away early the following day. CPD said a group of people were “waiting on the sidewalk” near the fieldhouse when two vehicles pulled up, and an argument started. Gunmen inside both cars opened fire on the group, and someone in the crowd fired back, according to a CPD media statement.
A 43-year-old man was shot near the Howard CTA station on July 5.
A 33-year-old man was shot in a drive-by while standing near the Willye B. White fieldhouse on June 9.
On May 22, a 19-year-old woman was shot in the chest and abdomen while walking in Willye B. White 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. They were not the intended targets, according to Hadden.