Man shows up at hospital after being shot in Elgin

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A 23-year-old man was shot Monday night in northwest suburban Elgin.

He showed up at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin with a gunshot wound to his leg about 8:30 p.m., according to a statement from Elgin police.

The man told investigators he was in the 400 block of Summit Street when he was confronted by a man he didn’t know and an altercation broke out, police said.

At some point during the fight, the man shot him in the leg, police said.

The man tried to treat the gunshot wound on his own, but was driven to the hospital by an acquaintance, police said. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his early to mid-20s with black shoulder-length hair. He was wearing gray pants and a white shirt.

Anyone with information should call the Major Investigations Division at (847) 289-2600. Anonymous tips can provided at the crime line at (847) 695-4195, or by texting 847411 and including ELGINPD in the beginning of the text.

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