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Man Shot In West Town Wasn’t The Intended Target, Police Say

The shot appeared to be intended for a "dark colored vehicle driving alongside [the victim's] vehicle," police said.

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WEST TOWN — Chicago police are investigating a West Town shooting that left a man, 38, with a gunshot wound in his left buttock.

The victim was driving in the 600 block of North Ashland Avenue at about 12:26 a.m. Sunday when he heard a gun shot, police said.

The shot possibly came “from the sidewalk,” and appeared to be intended for a “dark colored vehicle driving alongside [the victim’s] vehicle,” police spokesperson Karie James said.

No one is in custody. Area Central detectives are investigating.

Witnesses can contact detectives at 312-747-8384.