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Man, 23, Shot In Pilsen Thursday Afternoon: ‘It Was Scary,’ Neighbor Says

The 23-year old was shot in his leg in the 1800 block of West 21st Place, police said.

A 23-year-old man was shot in the 1800 block of West 21st Place Thursday afternoon.
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PILSEN — A 23-year-old man was shot while walking in Pilsen Thursday afternoon, police said.

At 2:12 p.m., the man was walking in the 1800 block of West 21st Place when he heard gunshots and felt pain, police said.

The 23-year-old was shot in his leg and taken to Stroger Hospital where his condition had stabilized.

The victim did not see who fired the shots, police said.

Credit: Mauricio Pena/ Block Club Chicago
A section of 21st Street was closed off and 12 bullet casings remained on the sidewalk.

A resident heard multiple gunshots and saw a person running away as they looked out the window.

“It was scary because it happened in broad daylight,” the resident who asked to remain anonymous.

Credit: Mauricio Pena/ Block Club Chicago
A 23-year-old man was shot in the 1800 block of West 21st Place Thursday afternoon.

As of 3:30 p.m., a section of 21st Street was closed off and 12 bullet casings remained on the sidewalk.

No one is in custody and police are investigating.