Aug. 26, 2022 – Oak Park Police are investigating a shooting that occurred this afternoon in the vicinity of Madison Street and East Avenue that left one man hospitalized.
Officers responded to reports of multiple shots fired at around 1:10 p.m. Upon arriving at the scene, a 26-year-old Chicago man was located with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to his leg.
According to witnesses, the offenders exited a dark SUV shortly after the victim exited a local business. The offenders then fled in the SUV, which was last seen entering the eastbound Eisenhower Expressway at Austin Boulevard.
The victim was transported to Loyola Hospital in Maywood and is in stable condition. The preliminary investigation indicates this was a targeted incident and there is no further threat to the community.
There were no other injuries, but one nearby business sustained damage after being struck by gunfire.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Oak Park Police Department at 708.386.3800. Information may be provided anonymously by calling 708.434.1636 or online at www.oak-park.us/crimetip.