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Police question man in Wrigleyville shooting

By Rosemary Regina Sobol

Tribune reporter

4:30 PM CDT, April 22, 2013

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Authorities are questioning a parolee in connection with a shooting in the Wrigleyville neighborhood over the weekend, police said.

No charges have been filed as of Monday afternoon, police said, but authorities are questioning a  26-year-old man who has multiple tattoos, including several on his face, in the shooting about 3:20 a.m. Sunday outside the 7-Eleven at Addison Street and Sheffield Avenue near Wrigley Field. The man was picked up by police at 12:09 a.m. this morning in the 1000 block of West Argyle Street in the Uptown neighborhood, police said.

The victim, a 25-year-old man, was shot in the upper back and was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he initially was in serious condition, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said at the time.

The victim told officers he was walking with two other people when he got into a dispute and was shot in the lower back, police said.

According to a police report, the victim told police he was walking east on Addison on the south side of the street when he saw a man arguing with a teen.

The victim told the man to "Leave him alone," because he believed the teen was being robbed, the report said. The man replied: "(Expletive) you, mind yo' business" and the victim continued walking east.

He then heard a "pop" and felt a sharp pain in the lower right side of his back, and saw the man "walk casually" toward the Red Line Addison station. The victim entered the 7-Eleven and told a worker he'd been shot, the report said.

The clerk said soon after the incident that he heard no gunfire but others who came in after the victim said they heard the shot.

While at the hospital he gave police a further description of the shooter, including that he had a White Sox logo tattooed on his face, the report said.

The shooter was also described as being a black man in his mid-20s, 5 feet 8 inches tall and about 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue sweater and fleeing east from the scene, police said. He possibly got on an Addison Red Line train.

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