CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was shot while walking his dog late Saturday night in the Uptown neighborhood.
Police said the 34-year-old man was walking his dog around 11:30 p.m. on Broadway just north of Irving Park Road, when he heard shots and felt a bullet hit him in the right hip.READ MORE: Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman Has 'Stepped Aside' Following Independent Probe Into 2010 Sexual Assault Claim Against Former Coach
As CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross reported, the victim may be all too familiar with hospitals. The Chicago Tribune reported he is a Northwestern University emergency room resident.
A man who lives and works nearby was shocked – noting that random violence is far from typical in the area.READ MORE: SWAT Teams On Scene For Hours As Man Barricades Himself In Lemont Township Home With Child
“I walk to and from work every day, so normally, this is a neighborhood that doesn’t have any trouble,” said Kenneth Mikelson, who works and lives nearby. “To think that someone was shot walking their dog here – and I was here – that’s nuts.”
The victim was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in fair condition.
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Area North detectives were investigating.