A Chicago man was shot in the arm and the leg Tuesday night near the BP gas station at 100 Chicago Ave. It is as yet unclear whether the man was shot on the Oak Park side or the Austin side of Austin Boulevard. Oak Park police arrived in the area at about 11:50 p.m., Tuesday, June 2 after receiving reports of shots fired.

According to Oak Park spokesman David Powers, neighbors reported seeing two suspicious vehicles in the area. Police officers stopped a vehicle matching a general description provided by neighbors at Erie Street and Austin Boulevard.

“Investigators determined that the [vehicle’s] occupants had taken a man to West Suburban Hospital after he apparently had been shot on Chicago Avenue,” said Powers. “The individual, a 25-year-old Chicago man, was shot in the arm and leg.”

The injured man told police he was walking alone on Chicago Avenue when he heard gunshots and discovered he had been hit. The man said a random car transported him to the hospital.

He appears to be in stable condition and is expected to be transferred to Stroger Hospital for further treatment.

The investigation is ongoing.


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