A man who was shot in the alley behind the 900 block of North Taylor Avenue last Thursday around 6 p.m. may have been related an altercation at the nursing home where he worked, according to initial police information.
Responding to a 911 call, police found James F. Wilson, 50, of the 900 block of N. Taylor Avenue, near his basement apartment, bleeding but conscious. He was transported to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood where he was listed in critical but stable condition Friday morning, according to a press release from the village of Oak Park.
Police have not established a motive for the shooting, but they say indications are that Wilson knew his assailant, the village release said.
Police went to interview a female co-worker at the Berkeley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on the 6900 block of North Avenue, and they were seeking the brother of the co-worker as a possible suspect in the shooting.
Police also towed away a white car with temporary registration plates from in front of the home.
No arrests were reported by police by press time.
A Wednesday Journal reporter stopped by the residence Friday afternoon, but the homeowner, Margaret Fleming, did not want to speak about the incident. According to another media report, however, she told Wilson he had to be out of her building by June 8.
According to the article, Fleming reportedly heard two shots. Shortly after, Wilson knocked on the door to inform her he'd been shot. Fleming called police and a police unit searched the area and the house, but no suspect was found.