By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was shot and critically wounded Friday evening in River North, just steps from the Magnificent Mile.

At 6:50 p.m., the 31-year-old man was near the sidewalk in the 0-99 block of East Huron Street, near Wabash Avenue, when someone shot him, police said.

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The victim was struck to the legs and back and was took himself to Stroger Hospital of Cook County, where he was reported in critical condition.

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The crime scene is just a block from crowds around Zara and the Omni Hotel.

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No one was in custody late Friday. Area Three detectives were investigating.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff