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Man Shot, Seriously Wounded In Old Town

Evergreen Avenue Shooting

A man was shot and wounded overnight in the 200 block of West Evergreen Avenue in the Old Town neighborhood. (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was in serious condition Wednesday morning, after being shot in the Old Town neighborhood.

The shooting happened around 11:20 p.m. Tuesday on Evergreen Avenue just west of Wells Street, police said.

Police say a 26-year-old man was exiting a vehicle when another man began firing shots. The victim was hit in the back.

The victim was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition.

The Franklin Fine Arts Center public elementary school and its adjoining park stands on the south side of the block where the shooting happened. The fashionable Cobbler Square loft apartment complex is located at the end of the block.

This is the second shooting in barely 24 hours in the Old Town area – a neighborhood that is not known for violent crime.

On Monday night, a 15-year-old boy was shot and wounded a couple of blocks south at Wells and Division streets, on the cusp of Old Town, the Rush and Division nightclub district, and the old Cabrini-Green neighborhood.

No one was in custody in the latest shooting as of Wednesday morning.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.