Uptown Shooting Leaves Man Critically Injured

UPDATED 12/01/10 2:11 p.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — A shooting in the Uptown neighborhood in broad daylight Wednesday one person critically injured.

The shooting happened about 1 p.m. at Wilson Avenue and Sheridan Road, according to police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez.

The victim, a male whose age was not immediately known, was shot in the lower torso and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition, Perez said.

Police did not immediately have additional details.

Neighbors heard between five and eight gunshots, according to the blog Uptown Update. The blog pointed out that the incident happened just a few hundred feet from Stewart Elementary School, 4245 N. Kenmore Ave., which would have been “full of little kids” at the time.”

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • jen

    I heard 10 or 11 shots fired.
    The violence is growing worse in Uptown – too many shootings in broad daylight.
    We hear gun shots nearly every day.
    With the number of police on the decline, the neighborhood is rife with gang terrorists.

  • Broadway & Wilson

    The 46th Ward Alderman, Helen Shiller, refuses to speak publicly on the ever increasing gang problem in Uptown. She ignores phone calls to her office and has turned a deaf ear on her Ward since she announced that she was stepping down in October.

    Thank you, CBS, for shining a light on what continues to be a scary town for folks living here. And to Helen, you should be ashamed of your behavior over the past 6 months. You have done your ward and the people of Chicago a great disservice. Your deafening silence has always worked to condoned the bullets flying down my street – just now they come in broad daylight.

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