Man, 30, shot in leg, robbed in Lake View East

A man was shot in the leg and robbed in Lake View East early Wednesday, according to police. 

The 30-year-old was walking outside around 1 a.m. in the 400 block of West Aldine Avenue, when a gray colored sedan stopped near him. 

Two unidentified men got out of the car holding guns, police said. 


The gunmen shot the man in the leg, and took his wallet and cellphone before fleeing. 

The man was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital in fair condition, police said. 


Peter Compernolle, who lives nearby, said the recent violence is unnerving.

"I think it's a little terrifying. This is a nice quiet neighborhood you know. My kids run around all the time it's a little scary to hear that there are shootings," Compernolle said. 

Compernolle said he believes the recent surge of crime is not unique to his neighborhood.

"People are desperate. It seems that crime has gone up everywhere. I think a lot of people are desperate. It's hard to blame them for it. I'm not justifying it, but I think it's hard," Compernolle said.

Another Chicago man was not as sympathetic.

"I blame the mayor. I really do," said Richard Lee. "She's tied the hands of police so many times. I just think that we have to come down harder on this crime."

No one is in custody and Area Three detectives are investigating.

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