Lakeview shooting: Man says ex’s acquaintance shot him, tried to run him over near busy bar area

Lakeview shooting: Man says ex’s acquaintance shot him, tried to run him over near busy bar area

CHICAGO (TOC) — A 27-year-old man was wounded in a capturing close to a number of in style bars within the Lakeview neighborhood Monday morning, Chicago police mentioned.

Jujuan Hicks, the capturing sufferer, mentioned an acquaintance of his ex tried to run him over in a automotive earlier than capturing him. They started arguing at round 1:17 a.m. close to the nook of Roscoe and Halsted streets earlier than he noticed the person get a automotive.

“We mainly tried to stroll off from it. He swerved and tried to hit us. He went down the block, did a u-turn, and that is when he shot,” Hicks mentioned. “The second I used to be shot, I did not really feel it. However, as I began to stroll extra, each of my legs began to weaken.”

Hicks was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Middle in truthful situation, police mentioned. He left the hospital in a wheelchair with a bullet lodged in his leg.

“Individuals like that shouldn’t be carrying something as a result of I may probably be useless proper now,” Hicks mentioned.

Hicks mentioned the capturing occurred after a previous confrontation.

“Two weeks in the past, we had been combating within the membership,” Hicks mentioned.

He mentioned the alleged shooter drove away, leaving him with accidents that might be healed however the trauma is troublesome to shake off.

“I do not really feel secure,” Hicks mentioned. “I simply hope they get him, and it does not take no two weeks to convey him in… I am simply completely happy that it was not as unhealthy, however I imply, I nonetheless must cope with this? And simply attempt to get better.”

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The bars within the space had been busy on the time of the capturing, with many celebrating Pleasure Month in Lakeview. Giant crowds gathered within the space after the capturing. Residents mentioned the violence is unnerving.”I have been listening to about this for the previous three months, particularly on this space all the way in which to Lincoln Park, that whereas it is stunning, it is like, I do not even know what to say anymore,” neighborhood resident Ana Martin Del Campo mentioned.

There have been a number of shootings within the Lakeview and North Halsted space up to now a number of months, sparking concern and requires elevated patrols within the space.

“It’s regarding, the rise in gun violence, not solely within the neighborhood however all through the whole metropolis,” neighborhood resident Colleen McClain mentioned.

One neighbor mentioned the capturing did not come as a shock.

“And my first response was one other one, and I feel that tells the story proper there of it is progressively taking place an increasing number of continuously,” the neighbor mentioned.The nook is called a nightlife hotspot and is saturated with cameras mounted on bars and different companies.

Carl Meinke is visiting his daughter from Florida, reminding her to remain on guard.

“Simply to all the time be vigilant and when she first moved right here years in the past, I purchased her a little bit can of the spray, however principally to be vigilant,” Meinke mentioned.

Police haven’t launched any suspect descriptions.

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