CHICAGO — A 38-year-old man is recovering after someone shot him in Uptown on Friday evening, according to Chicago police.
He was standing near the sidewalk in the 4400 block of North Sheridan when someone opened fire around 8:06 p.m. Cops found him in the Dollar Tree store parking lot with gunshot wounds to both legs. Five shell casings were seen in the street.
Police said he is in good condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
The victim is the seventh person shot in Uptown this month.
Last Saturday, four people were wounded by two men who opened fire on a group of people at Winthrop and Argyle around 12:35 p.m., according to police. The same gunmen are believed to have shot at, but missed, a teenager in the 900 block of West Wilson just a few minutes earlier.
In both incidents, the suspects were described as Black men wearing black and yellow hoodies who traveled in a Toyota RAV4.
On October 2, a 15-year-old boy and a 44-year-old man were shot in the 1000 block of West Argyle. Police said the gunman emerged from an alley and began shooting around 11:12 a.m.
Nineteen people have been shot in Uptown this year, up from 15 at this point in 2022. There were 16 by this date in 2021 and 13 in 2020.
Chicago police officers were warned in July about four North Side gang hot spots the department had identified as ripe for retaliatory shootings between Gangster Disciples in Rogers Park and the Wicked City faction of the Black P Stones street gang to the south.
1) Ardmore to Granville, Broadway to Sheridan
2) Morse to Juneway, Clark to Sheridan
3) Foster to Lawrence, Broadway to Sheridan
4) Montrose to Lawrence, Broadway to Clark