Police Commander Roberto Nieves just informed me of a likely gang-related shooting. A man was shot in front of 1509 W. Jonquil just before 8 a.m. this morning. Witnesses saw two black males running from the scene. Police believe the shooting arises out of a dispute between two rival gangs. The victim was taken to St. Francis Hospital. His condition is not known at this time.
This is NOT related to the shootings on Sherwin and in Loyola Park.
I will post an update as I receive further information.
UPDATE (9:19 a.m.): The victim sustained one gunshot wound to the back. He is currently in surgery.
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