Monday, September 21, 2009

Uptown Drive-by Shooting (UPDATED)

CPD officer removes crime scene tape, 8:30 pm 

Exclusive Photos of the Crime Scene 

UPDATE, Sept. 22: The victim was shot in the back while riding his bicycle on N. Magnolia Avenue. "Help me, help me, they’re trying to kill me,” the teen said (more at Lake Effect News).

A man was shot in the back just before 7:00 p.m. tonight on the usually-quiet 4700 block of N. Magnolia Avenue in the unusually violent Uptown neighborhood of Chicago.

Correction: CNB reported last night that witnesses said the shooter was on a bicycyle. Actually the victim the one riding a bike.

Police leave the scene, 8:30 p.m. 
The victim was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital and was reported to be in stable condition shortly after arrival.

The shooting occured in front of a residence at 4752 N. Magnolia, on the southwest corner of the intersection with busy W. Lawrence Avenue, about 200 feet from the Uptown Theater.

Photos by T.H.Mannis