Man Injured in Shooting on Mitchell StreetEdit Module
A man was injured in an early-morning shooting on Mitchell Street today, police said.
Officers responded to reports of gunfire in the 1200 block of Mitchell Street at 2:18 a.m. June 24, according to a press release from the Woodstock Police Department. When they arrived, police found a 33-year-old Chicago man with an apparent single gunshot wound to his lower left abdomen. The man was transported to the emergency room with what were believed to be non-life threatening injuries, the release said.
Police said the victim and two suspects were seated in a car parked in the driveway of a Mitchell Street residence when a fight broke out among them. One of the suspects showed a pistol during the fight and fired a single round, but the victim was able to escape the car and run into the home. Moments later, two rounds were fired through the front door of the residence, one of which struck the victim.
Five people were inside the home at the time of the shooting, according to the release.
Police said the man who was shot appears to have been targeted by the suspects, who wore masks during the altercation. The release said the victim possibly knows the two suspects involved in the shooting.
The suspects have not yet been apprehended.
This is the second shooting to take place in Woodstock in a little over a week. On June 16, 41-year-old Cesar Rangel, Woodstock, was shot and killed in a parking lot at the corner of South Jefferson and East Calhoun Streets. Police are continuing to investigate the homicide.
On its Facebook page, the WPD said the two shootings are unrelated.
Anyone with information about the June 24 shooting is asked to call the WPD at 815-338-2131. People with information about the June 16 shooting can contact the McHenry County Major Investigations Assistance Team tip line at 815-363-2201.