Thursday, September 06, 2018

Cops: Uptown shooting leaves man grazed, uncooperative

A 20-year-old man suffered a graze wound to his back after shots were fired in Uptown around 9 p.m. on Wednesday night, police said. No one is in custody.

Police said the man was walking with a group in the 1000 block of West Sunnyside when “unknown offenders” fired shots. No one else in the group was struck, according to police.

Shell casings were found on Sunnyside just east of the Target store.

The victim refused to co-operate with police and walked away when an ambulance arrived, police said. Shortly before midnight, the man walked into Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment, but he continued to be uncooperative with investigators.

Fourteen people have been shot in Uptown so far this year, one fatally. That’s down from sixteen victims with three fatalities at the same time last year. At this point in 2016, twenty-seven people had been shot in Uptown, six fatally.

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