BOWMANVILLE — Police are investigating a Wednesday night shooting in the Bowmanville neighborhood that left a man hospitalized with two gunshot wounds.
Around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, three men were driving near 5258 N. Damen Ave. when they pulled over to confront a 22-year-old man, police spokesperson Kellie Bartoli said.
The argument escalated into a fight and one of the three men, who had exited the vehicle, used a handgun to shoot the 22-year-old twice.
After the shooting, the three men ran away, last seen going southbound on Damen, police say.
The victim was wounded in the cheek and left knee and was transported to St. Francis Hospital in suburban Evanston.
Responding officers spoke to witnesses regarding the shooting but police did not share descriptions of the three men or the vehicle they arrived in because the investigation is ongoing, Bartoli said.
In a Facebook post Thursday, Ald. Andre Vasquez (40th) released additional information about the shooting.
“The victim was initially uncooperative with police and evasive. It was ultimately discovered that he had an outstanding warrant,” Vasquez said. “He is in custody in stable condition at Saint Francis hospital.”
Since the shooting Vasquez says additional patrols have been dispatched to the neighborhood.
“It does not appear there is any potential for retaliation based on the facts gathered at this time. Video is being retrieved and detectives are following up all possible leads,” Vasquez said.
Anyone with additional information or video regarding the shooting is being asked to contact the police at the Lincoln (20th) District at 312-742-8714 or Area North detectives at 312-744-8261.
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