Two Rogers Park Shootings: Same Time, Less Than a Mile apart


By Fauzia Jafar and Esmeralda Silva

Two men were shot early Friday, both at 3:30 a.m., less than a mile from each other in Rogers Park.

A 17-year-old male was walking southbound in the 6500-block of Sheridan Road. At the same time, a 19-year-old was walking in the 7000-block of N. Ashland. Both were shot, and taken in stable condition to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston.

The 17-year-old told police a black sedan with tinted windows heading west on Loyola Ave. stopped in front of him, and two male occupants fired shots. He suffered a wound to the leg. Chicago police, however, are also investigating the possibility that the wound may have been self-inflicted, according to an email from Chicago Police News Affairs.

The 19-year-old victim said he heard gunshots and realized that he had been wounded two times, one on his left arm and the other on his right groin. He said he didn’t see who the offenders were or where the shots came from.

Area North Detectives are still investigating both shootings.


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