|Reader photo posted to UU's Facebook page|
At 10:30pm, Ald. Cappleman tweeted, "28 year old man shot in eye on Racine near the Riv at around 9:30pm, in serious condition. Believed not from area. Under investigation." According to a police statement, the victim was taken to Illinois Masonic, where his condition stabilized. Witnesses say that the shooting was a drive-by, with the shooter and driver in a black car.
This being Uptown, land of quick payback, it's not surprising that at 1:20am, many readers reported hearing shots fired just blocks away from the site of the original shooting, at Malden and Leland. The police were on the scene quickly, with up to ten responding vehicles reported by readers. As of this time, we have no reports of anyone being injured. We'll update if/as we hear anything new.
Update: At 3am, ChicagoScanner posted on Twitter: "Male shot walk in at the ER, occurred 1336 W Leland." A reader posted on UU's Facebook page that it was another drive-by, possibly with a red Kia Sportage involved.