Daytime drive-by leaves man injured on Near North Side

First responders at the scene of a shooting near the corner of Chicago Avenue and Cambridge Avenue on July 6, 2024 (Citizen App)

CHICAGO — Police are investigating after a daytime shooting left a man injured Monday morning on the Near North Side.

At about 11:47 a.m., the 35-year-old was in the 800 block of North Cambridge when someone fired shots from a dark SUV, according to a Chicago police media statement. One round struck the man’s left shoulder. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition.

Officers at the scene said they found at least eight shell casings from more than one caliber, which indicates more than one gun was fired and, presumably, more than one shooter was involved.

Bullets also struck some cars and a nearby building’s window.

The shooting occurred a couple of blocks from where a drive-by gunman shot a bicyclist on Friday morning. In that case, a 32-year-old man suffered a graze wound to his head when a gunman opened fire from a white SUV in the 500 block of West Oak around 2:12 a.m., police said.

Officers at that scene found at least 12 shell casings from different firearms, again suggesting that more than one person fired shots.

So far this year, 16 people have been shot on the Near North Side. The total includes a Chicago police officer and a suspected burglar who exchanged gunfire near the Magnificent Mile on January 8.

Near North shooting totals as of July 8 in recent years:

2023: 15
2022: 38 (includes a 9-victim mass shooting)
2021: 18
2020: 15
2019: 22

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