Man critically wounded in Fulton Market District shooting, Chicago police say

CHICAGO — A man was shot in the Fulton River District overnight, just moments after security from a nearby nightclub called Chicago police to report a man with a gun on the street.

In a media statement, CPD said a 36-year-old man was in the passenger seat of a car when a male gunman shot at him from a sidewalk in the 200 block of North Union around 1:03 a.m. The gunman fled on foot after the shooting, police said. They did not release a description of the suspect.

The victim sustained gunshot wounds to his torso and is in fair condition at Stroger Hospital.

At about the time police said the shooting occurred, a 911 caller who identified themselves as a security guard for a nearby nightclub reported that a man was threatening another man with a gun near the intersection of Lake and Union, according to CPD radio transmissions.

Police officers who responded to the shooting said they found blood on the street directly across from the club. CPD has not suggested that the shooting has any connection with the bar.

Area Three detectives are handling the investigation.

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