Midday shooting leaves man and 15-year-old boy injured in Uptown

Officials said the shooting occurred at 1055 West Argyle. | Google

CHICAGO — A gunman who opened fire after emerging from an alley left two people injured near the Argyle Red Line station on Monday morning, according to Chicago police.

The victims, a 15-year-old boy and a 44-year-old man, were standing in the 1000 block of West Argyle when the gunman began firing around 11:12 a.m., police said.

A bullet struck the boy in the lower leg, while the man suffered a gunshot wound to his left foot. Both victims sought medical attention at nearby hospitals before EMS arrived.

Ald. Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth (48th) said investigators found seven shell casings at the scene. Neither she nor the police offered a motive for the shooting.

Witnesses said the gunman was a Black man wearing a black tracksuit that had a white stripe on the pants.

Fourteen people have been shot in Uptown this year. That compares to 14 as of this date last year, 16 in 2021, and 14 at this point in 2020.

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