Another man shot in Old Town overnight; 3rd victim in two weeks

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Locations of three recent shootings in the Old Town neighborhood.

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A 42-year-old man is in good condition after being shot in the Old Town neighborhood early Sunday. He is the third person shot in Old Town since Oct. 23. No one is in custody.

Police said the victim reported that he heard gunfire and realized that he was shot he walked on the 1300 block of North Cleveland at 3:10 a.m. The victim went to a nearby apartment building to get help.

A gunman may have shot the victim from a black sedan with tinted windows that left the area westbound on Division Street, according to a police department statement and an officer on the scene.

An evidence technician recovered nine shell casings from the scene.

Responding officers applied a tourniquet to the man’s right thigh to reduce blood loss. An ambulance crew transported the victim to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and his condition is now stabilized, police said. The victim is “known to police,” the department said.

Sunday’s victim is the eleventh person to be shot in Old Town this year. Two other shootings were reported in the neighborhood over the past two weeks.

42-year-old man suffered gunshot wounds to his left leg and right foot after someone opened fire on him from an SUV on the 1300 block of North Sedgwick at 1:15 a.m. on Oct. 23.

The next day, a 25-year-old woman told police that she heard gunfire and realized that she had been shot in the foot as she walked on the 400 block of West Evergreen at 10:57 p.m.

No one is in custody for any of the shootings.



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