Cops eye Avondale shootout after 2 uncooperative men show up at hospital with gunshot wounds

CHICAGO — Two men who showed up at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with gunshot wounds on Friday evening weren’t cooperating with Chicago police investigators, the department said. But early indications were that the men may have been injured in a shootout between the occupants of two cars in Avondale.

The men, a 19-year-old and one whose age was not released, arrived at the hospital around 9:20 p.m. Police said the younger man was in good condition with a gunshot wound to the leg. The other man was shot twice in the torso. He was in critical condition, police said.

About 15 minutes before the men arrived at Illinois Masonic, police responded to several calls of shots fired at the intersection of Belmont and Kimball. Witnesses reported seeing shots fired from at least two vehicles that appeared to be chasing each other.

One bullet flew through the window of a nearby Walgreens. No injuries were reported there. A city surveillance camera also recorded a portion of the shootout, according to a source.

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