Around 10:26 p.m., gunshots were reported on the 6600 and 6700 blocks of North Ashland Avenue, near Ashland and North Shore.
Citing police communications, during the gunfire, a 911 caller heard a male scream, “I’ve been hit!”
Upon their arrival, officers found an injured black male lying on a porch at 1540 West North Shore Avenue.
Initially, authorities said the victim was shot in the back, but later said the male was shot in the abdomen.
According to preliminary reports, shots were fired from a black SUV or a black Geo Tracker, occupied by two male Hispanics.
The unofficial word is the shooters are Latin Kings and a retaliatory shooting may already be in the works; which seems to suggest the so-called victim may have ties to a gang.
According to the last update, the patient was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois, in stable condition.