At 3:52 a.m., several citizens reported gunshots on the 7500 block of North Winchester Avenue.
One 911 caller said he saw a man put a body in a car, said police.
At 3:55 a.m., gunshots were reported about a block north of the Winchester location, near the intersection of Howard Street and Damen Avenue.
Shortly thereafter, officials at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois, confirmed a man was shot outside the Popeye’s Chicken and Biscuits at 1959 West Howard Street, in Rogers Park.
Citing preliminary reports, the shooting victim, described as a black male, was shot in the lower leg.
According to police communications, several shells casing were found behind the Far North Side restaurant.