An Oak Park man was shot, apparently through the door to his apartment in the 400 block of North Austin Boulevard, shortly after midnight on Thursday, according to Oak Park Police.
Police did not release the name of the 22-year-old victim, who suffered a gunshot wound to his leg. The police report notes that the victim, who has a history of weapons violations, was shot through the door of his apartment where he lives with relatives after responding to a knock on the door.
He told police that he looked through the peephole of his apartment and saw two men, one of whom demanded entry and began kicking the door. One of the men fired a gun three times through the door, striking the victim in the leg one time.
The victim was transported to Loyola Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.
Police reportedly canvassed the area but could find no witnesses to the shooting.
Both of the alleged assailants, whom the victim reportedly saw through the peephole of the apartment door, are described as black men. One is reportedly in his late 20s, has a muscular build and was wearing a baseball hat with a straight gray or blue brim. The other man was described as wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Oak Park police at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anonymous tips can be made by calling 708-343-1636 or on the Oak Park Police website at www.oak-park.us/police.
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