Man shot while pumping gas in Bridgeport

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CHICAGO — A man was shot at a gas station on the city’s Southwest Side.

The shooting happened around 1 a.m. Monday at a gas station on the corner of West 31st Street and Union in the Bridgeport neighborhood.

A woman who only identified herself as the victim’s girlfriend says they pulled into the gas station after getting off of work at a South Loop fast food restaurant. She went into the story while her boyfriend filled the tank.

Police said the 25-year-old man was pumping gas when another man approached him and opened fire.

The man was shot in the buttocks and groin and was transported to Stroger Hospital in stable condition.

No description has been released of the gunman.

It is unknown at this time if the victim was targeted. No one is in custody.

Police said they will be checking surveillance video from the gas station and surrounding businesses to identify suspects.

 

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