North Lawndale shooting: Man shot in back by unknown gunman

A 29-year-old man was shot and critically wounded Monday afternoon on Chicago's West Side.

Around 1:15 p.m., police say the male victim was on the sidewalk in the 1900 block of S. St. Louis Ave. when shots were fired by an unknown offender and he was struck in the back.

The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, police said.


Detectives were seen canvassing the area for hours, speaking with neighbors and searching for evidence.

FOX 32 Chicago saw about 20 evidence markers on the ground covering shell casings.

Nobody was reported in custody. The investigation is ongoing.

The shooting follows even more gun-related incidents citywide from over the weekend. At least 14 people were shot, and two were killed.

Those victims included a 25-year-old man shot Sunday while driving his car at 22nd and Sawyer. Officers responding to that scene had objects thrown at them. One officer was treated for injuries.

Also on Sunday, a 32-year-old man was killed after being shot in the chest at Madison and Kedzie.

Police are still working those cases.