Two shot on Oak Park border

Two men suffer non-life threatening injuries

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Two men – one from Chicago and one from Richton Park – were shot at about 1:10 p.m. on Oct. 18, near the corner of South Austin Boulevard and Garfield Street, according to Oak Park spokesman David Powers.

One man was shot in the arm and the other in the shoulder, but neither of the injuries were life-threatening, Power wrote in an email response to questions.

The victims told police they were traveling in their vehicle southbound on Austin Boulevard, just south of Garfield Street, when a man jumped out of another vehicle and began shooting at them, according to Powers.

By the time police arrived at the scene, the dispatch center was notified that the two victims, both 21 years old, had walked to the emergency room at West Suburban Medical Center, Powers wrote in the email.

"Police later found broken glass and shell casings at the scene," according to Powers.

Powers said the victims gave few details about the incident and a vague description of the shooter.

CONTACT: tim@oakpark.com

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Brian Slowiak  

Posted: October 23rd, 2017 2:10 PM

@ Charlie Kohler: Thank you.

Charlie Kohler  

Posted: October 23rd, 2017 11:33 AM

Brian - the article is missing a key word that was included in the Oak Leaves write up: "Two men walked IN to the emergency room." Otherwise, you are right, this makes no sense. No idea what happened to their car, though.

Brian Slowiak  

Posted: October 23rd, 2017 2:15 AM

So they were riding in a car s/bound on Austin at Garfield, were shot at and hit, left the car and walked to West Suburban Hospital, in the same amount of time it took for the Oak Park Police Department to arrive on the scene? The time frame is off.Police found broken glass an spent shell casings at the scene, but no car? Where is the car they were riding in and what was in the car they didn't want the Police to know about? I hope someone checked a five block radius around the hospital for the car with broken windows.

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