2 shot when gunman opens hearth on partiers in Lincoln Park

Chicago police on the scene of the capturing, 2601 North Cannon Drive | CWBChicago

Two males had been injured in a drive-by capturing that unfolded in the midst of Lincoln Park steps from Diversey Harbor late Wednesday night time, police stated. No arrests have been made.

The victims, who each have information of contact with Chicago police, had been hanging out and consuming with a big group within the 2600 block of North Cannon Drive when somebody opened hearth on them from a passing automobile at 10:38 p.m., in response to CPD and witnesses.

Beer bottles sit close to the capturing scene at 2601 North Cannon Drive in Lincoln Park. | CWBChicago

Each males had been pushed to close by St. Joseph Hospital in personal automobiles. Police stated a 29-year-old man was shot twice in his higher left leg, and a 21-year-old man was shot as soon as in his proper calf. Each had been listed in good situation.

On the capturing scene, partly-consumed bottles of Modelo had been lined up beneath ribbons of crime scene tape as detectives searched the close by parkland for proof. A number of shell casings had been mendacity on the bottom, and a bullet gap could possibly be seen in a parked automobile.

Witnesses stated the shooter is a Hispanic man who opened hearth from a black Nissan Maxima that fled northbound on Cannon Drive.

Ribbons of crime scene tape mark the capturing scene at 2601 North Cannon Drive | CWBChicago

In July 2019, Chicago police temporarily banned overnight parking alongside Cannon Drive after seven people were shot on the close by lakefront. City Corridor police district leaders and Lincoln Park Alderman Michele Smith linked that capturing and different violent crime to automobile events alongside the leafy stretch of street that runs parallel to Diversey Harbor.

Three weeks later, Smith spiked the football and declared the parking ban an amazing success — regardless that CWBChicago discovered there was no measurable change in crime alongside Cannon Drive throughout the parking ban.

Nonetheless, town subsequently banned in a single day parking on the roadway — however solely on Fridays and Saturdays between Might and November.

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