Man shot, critically injured in Lincoln Park, police say

The victim was found about 50 yards east of Clark Street on Wrightwood Avenue. | Google

CHICAGO — A man is in critical condition after someone shot him on a Lincoln Park street Monday night, Chicago police said.

Officers responding to calls of shots fired in the 500 block of West Wrightwood around 10:59 p.m. found the 24-year-old “laying on the street yelling in pain,” according to a CPD media statement. He suffered two gunshot wounds to his left leg and one to his right leg.

Witnesses reported hearing an argument or yelling between two men before the shots were fired just east of Clark Street, but police offered no motive for the shooting.

Officers searched the area for a man who ran from the area, described as Black, about 6’4″ tall, bald, and shirtless, but no arrests have been made.

Ten 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.

Recent shootings in the neighborhood include: