Saturday, July 08, 2017

More Shots Fired At Wilson And Racine — Third Incident In Two Weeks

Police found six shell casings after shots were fired in Uptown Saturday evening.

Witnesses reported seeing a large group of men running southbound from Magnolia and Wilson after shots rang out at 9:55 p.m.

Saturday’s incident was at least the third shooting or attempted shooting near Wilson and Racine since June 22.

A 27-year-old Uptown gang member was shot in the leg outside of Truman College late Thursday night.

The man was on the street near Wilson and Racine around 11:55 p.m. when someone fired shots from a blue Chevy Spark that then fled north on Clark Street, witnesses said.

He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where his condition was stabilized.

Thursday’s incident was the second shooting attempt at the intersection in recent weeks.

On June 22, shots were fired from a blue Hyundai just before 3 p.m., according to police.

A bullet struck a man’s phone which was in his pants pocket, according to a source. The 29-year-old was seen limping away from the scene due to the bullet’s impact, but the shot did not pierce his skin, and no report was taken.
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