Chicago police are investigating after a man hobbled into a Rogers Park grocery store, claiming that someone shot him on a nearby street Sunday morning.
The 25-year-old sought help at Jewel-Osco, 1743 West Howard, around 7:40 a.m.
He told officers he was walking in the 7500 block of North Wolcott when he heard two people he didn’t know arguing inside a white car, followed by gunfire, according to a CPD report. The man then realized he had been shot.
He was taken to St. Francis Hospital with a gunshot wound to his thigh.
Police did not receive any calls of shots fired in the area. Investigators did not find signs that a shooting occurred in the location provided by the man. An officer at the scene remembered that he had also been in a disturbance at his home on Wolcott Avenue the day before.
He is the second person shot in Rogers Park this year. On New Year’s Day, a 24-year-old man was shot while driving in the 6400 block of North Sheridan.