‘We just heard shots and ran.’ Man seriously wounded in shooting on North Avenue Beach

The man was in the 1600 block of North Lake Shore Drive when another man fired at him around 9 p.m. Tuesday, Chicago police said.

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Police investigate the scene after a man was shot at North Avenue Beach June 21, 2022.

Police investigate the scene after a man was shot at North Avenue Beach June 21, 2022.

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A man was shot and seriously wounded at North Avenue Beach Tuesday night.

The man was in the 1600 block of North Lake Shore Drive when another man fired at him around 9 p.m., Chicago police said. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious to critical condition.

Police said the suspected gunman was taken into custody and a weapon was recovered. Charges were pending.

Several officers at the scene blocked the entrance to the beach, ushering crowds away from the shore, after the shooting.

Three young women who were at the beach said a few fights had broken out before the shooting happened. They heard someone say, “Somebody got a gun, somebody got a gun” before hearing at least six shots, according to the women, who asked not to be named.

“We just heard shots and ran,” one of the women said.

On Memorial Day, Chicago police arrested 13 people and recovered 11 guns during a daylong, sometimes rowdy party at North Avenue Beach.

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