Sunday, October 28, 2018

Rogers Park: One man critical, another OK after double-shooting Sunday afternoon

Two men were shot Sunday afternoon in the 1700 block of West Jonquil Terrace, police said. | Google
Two men were injured, one critically, in a gang-related shooting in the Rogers Park neighborhood on Sunday afternoon, according to police and sources. No one is in custody.

Chicago police said preliminary information indicates that a 23-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 1700 block of West Jonquil Terrace when a gunman emerged from a black vehicle and began firing at 4:38 p.m. The victim was struck multiple times in the leg, arm, and torso. He is reported in critical condition at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston.

Approximate location of the shootings
A second man, 24, later transported himself to St. Francis for treatment of a gunshot wound to his left arm. He told police that he was walking on the sidewalk when he heard gunfire and felt pain in his arm. He is listed in good condition.

Seven shell casings were found at the shooting scene. Police described the shooter’s car as a small, black four-door vehicle. It may have sped away northbound on Hermitage, according to a witness.

The man who drove himself to St. Francis is a member of the LOC City set of the Gangster Disciples street gang, according to a source. The man is a convicted felon who has served time twice for firearms violations, according to state records. He is currently free on bail, awaiting trial for possession of a firearm and resisting police in the Rogers Park area last December.

Area North detectives are investigating Sunday's shooting.
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