Man shot near Bally's Chicago, casino releases statement

A man was shot and wounded Monday morning on Chicago's Near North Side.

The 21-year-old was walking on the sidewalk around 2:47 a.m. when someone in a Dodge pick-up truck started shooting in the 600 block of North State Street, according to police.

He was shot once in the leg and was transported by paramedics to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was listed in good condition.

No one is in custody as Area Three detectives investigate.

The shooting occurred about a block away from Bally's temporary casino at Medinah Temple. However, casino officials released a statement saying they are "confident" that the situation was unrelated to the venue.

Bally's full statement is below:

"Regarding the recent shooting incident early Monday morning in the River North business district, we are confident this situation was completely unrelated to our temporary venue. Providing the best in state-of-the-art surveillance and a 24/7 security team, we hold the highest standards in providing security and monitoring the casino's perimeter. We will continue working closely with CPD and other law enforcement agencies."