Drive-by shooter leaves man injured in Old Town

First responders treat the victim of a shooting in the 1400 block of North Orleans on April 13, 2024 (Citizen App)

CHICAGO — A drive-by shooter left a 35-year-old man injured in Old Town on Saturday morning, according to Chicago police. He was standing in the 1400 block of North Orleans when someone shot at him from a vehicle around 10:32 a.m., a CPD media statement said.

Police officers were already in the area. They heard the gunfire, found the victim, and applied a tourniquet to help slow blood loss from a gunshot wound he suffered to the left leg. His condition was stabilized at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

CPD did not release descriptions of the shooter or their vehicle.

Saturday’s victim is the seventh person shot on the Near North Side this year. That total includes a Chicago police officer and an alleged burglar who were injured in a shoot-out at State and Walton on January 8.

Near North Side shooting totals as of April 13 in recent years:

  • 2023: 4
  • 2022: 7
  • 2021: 3
  • 2020: 4 (includes 1 accidental self-inflicted wound)
  • 2019: 6

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