3 people shot in Uptown since Thursday evening

CHICAGO — Three people have been injured in two separate shootings in Uptown since Thursday evening, police said.

The first two victims, both men, showed up at Weiss Hospital after someone shot them in the 5000 block of North Winthrop around 8:31 p.m., according to Chicago police. They told the officers that they were driving southbound when someone opened fire on them.

One victim, 40, received a graze wound to the back of the head, and he declined medical attention after dropping off the other man. The second victim, 43, was in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the neck. He was transferred to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Police said in a media statement that both victims were “very uncooperative and refused to answer any questions about the incident.”

The second shooting occurred around 12:41 a.m. Friday inside Buttercup Park, 4901 North Sheridan, according to police. Officers found a 53-year-old woman in the park with a gunshot wound to her foot.

She told police that someone traveling in a white SUV fired the shots. She was taken to Weiss Hospital in fair condition.

So far this year, seven people have been shot in Uptown. That compares to three victims at this point last year and five victims during the same period in 2022.

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