CHICAGO — A man is injured after he was shot in the chest Thursday afternoon in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood.
The shooting was reported around 4:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of North Elk Grove Avenue.
According to the Chicago Police Department, the man was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.
Police said the man was near an alley when someone approached him, pulled out a handgun and shot him in the chest.
Neighbors said they believe the suspect involved wanted to rob the man.
“Sounds li”I just got home from work and they said there was a carjacking and robbery in the alley,” Shane Gardner said.
Neighbors said the block as typically calm and quiet, but they’re feeling a bit on edge after what unfolded.
“Little bit traumatic,” Sam said. “There’s obviously been crimes in the area, but this is really the only one that I’ve known where it happened right next to me.”
No one has been arrested yet and detectives are still investigating.
Anyone with information should call police.