Saturday, July 06, 2019

Old Town man shot on Division Street Saturday afternoon

A bank window is shattered (right) and the victim's shoes lie in the street (bottom left) after today's shooting. | Provided
An Old Town resident who was recently paroled is recovering after being shot Saturday afternoon in the 400 block of West Division, according to police and state records. No one is in custody.

The 22-year-old was on the street when a man approached him on foot and opened fire, police said. Witnesses reported that the gunman, a black male wearing a red hoodie, got into a white Genesis that drove southbound from the scene. Police were later seen inspecting vehicle matching that description in the 500 block of West Delaware.
A closer look at the bank window as officers gather at the scene.  | Provided

The victim literally ran out of his shoes before collapsing in the 1200 block of North Cleveland, a witness said. Photos from the scene show the front window of a nearby Chase bank shot out. A pair of sandals lie in the middle of Division Street between ribbons of crime scene tape.

Police said the victim suffered a gunshot wound to the lower left side of his back. He is listed in serious condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

State records show the victim was paroled in March after serving part of a four-year sentence that he received for dealing narcotics in the 1300 block of North Hudson.

Officers on the scene said he was not cooperating with their investigation.
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