UPTOWN — A teenage boy and a man were shot Monday on Argyle Street during the lunch hour along the Asia on Argyle corridor, according to authorities.
At 11:12 a.m. Monday, the 15-year-old boy and a 44-year-old man were near the cafe seating lining the sidewalk at 1055 W. Argyle St. when a man came from a nearby alley and opened fire, according to Chicago police and Ald. Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth (48th).
The boy was shot in his left lower leg and was brought to Thorek Memorial Hospital, where his condition stabilized, according to police. The man was shot in his left foot and brought himself to Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital, where his condition stabilized, police said.
Their injuries are considered non-life-threatening, Manaa-Hoppenworth said in an alert to neighbors.
The shooting victims were near the outdoor seating outside First Sip Cafe when they were shot, said Erin Hoang, co-owner of the popular coffee shop.
Customers came running into the shop when shots began to ring out and someone at the business called 911, Hoang said. Police responded “right away,” she said.
First Sip closed for the rest of Monday, though the business was not damaged in the shooting, Hoang said. Other businesses near First Sip were cordoned off from the public by police tape as of late Monday afternoon.
The shooting victims were not customers at First Sip, Hoang said.
“I think some people are in a little bit of a shock,” she said. “No one panicked, everyone was very calm given the situation.”
Seven shell casings were found on the sidewalk outside First Sip and neighboring businesses, according to Manaa-Hoppenworth. The area remained behind police tape as of 3 p.m. Monday, and access to the alley between Winthrop and Kenmore avenues was closed due to the police’s investigation.
No one has been arrested in the shooting, according to police.
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