Two shot in West Town

Two men were shot early Sunday in the West Town neighborhood.

The duo were standing in the 2500 block of West Division Street at 1:45 a.m. when a large group of males walked up and one of them pulled out a handgun and opened fire, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

One of the men, 21, was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in “stable” condition with a gunshot wound to the left shoulder, Alfaro said.

The other man, also 21, was shot in the right foot and taken to Norwegian-American Hospital, where he is expected to be treated and released.

No one is in custody as Area North detectives investigate.

The Latest
From 1968 to today, volunteers in Chicago aim to connect visitors to their city, and to see some of the convention action themselves.
Couple considers leaving longtime hometown, and all the friends and neighbors there, to be more involved with their children and grandchildren.
We asked: What’s the most important advice you could offer the class of 2024? Here’s what you told us.
Then-Mayor Richard M. Daley “saw this as an opportunity to show a city that does work — not a city that crumbles under the pressure of protesters,” said Leslie Fox, executive director of the 1996 convention’s host committee. “The stakes were pretty high.”
The transit workers union wants the agency to stop using the $15.80-an-hour apprentices on the crews that scrub the outside of L cars, using an acid-based cleaner.