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Chicago, IL – In a shocking incident, a 68-year-old man was shot and seriously injured in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood on Thursday evening, according to the Chicago police.

Terrifying Encounter

The victim was in the vicinity of an alley in the 1400-block of North Elk Grove Avenue at approximately 4:45 p.m. when an armed suspect approached him, leading to a terrifying encounter. The shooting reportedly occurred in the rear of the victim’s home, right in the alley, as the 68-year-old man was leaving his apartment. The incident has left neighbors shaken and fearful within their own homes.

Broad Daylight Horror

Crime scene tape crisscrossed through the Wicker Park alley as investigators worked to piece together what transpired. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to his chest, and the incident unfolded in broad daylight, sending shockwaves through the community.

“I come through the alley all the time,” said resident Shane Gardner. “I walk through there with my dogs, and for it to happen in the middle of broad daylight is concerning.”

Attempted Car Theft?

Preliminary reports suggest that the suspect may have been attempting to steal the victim’s car, which led to the confrontation. According to one resident, Sam W., “It happened while the neighbor was pulling out of his garage.”

The injured man was promptly transported to Stroger Hospital and is currently listed in serious condition.

Neighborhood Response

The rising crime rate in the neighborhood has left many residents concerned about their safety. Some are contemplating the idea of hiring private security services to supplement law enforcement efforts when Chicago police are not present.

“For the last couple of years, we’ve been seeing an uptick in crime in the neighborhood, and that would be helpful,” said Sam, one of the concerned residents.

As the investigation continues, authorities are actively seeking any available home security footage from cameras in the alley. At this time, no suspects are in custody, according to the police.

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