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Man critically wounded in Near West Side shooting

Chicago Police marker to a gun casing (top right) work the crime scene Tuesday afternoon in the 7000 block of south Rockwell reports of three people shot. | Scott Stewart~Sun-TimesChicago Police work the crime scene Tuesday afternoon in the 7000 block of south Rockwell reports of three people shot. | Scott Stewart~Sun-Times

A man was critically wounded Thursday afternoon in a shooting on the Near West Side.

At 2:58 p.m., the 25-year-old was sitting in the 200 block of South Western Avenue when someone came up to him, started shooting and he was struck in his head, Chicago Police said.

He took himself to Stroger Hospital, where he was in critical condition, police said.