Police: Man shot during dispute about cell phone

Tribune reporter

A 30-year-old man was critically hurt when someone opened fire during a dispute involving a cell phone early this morning in the Far South Side's West Pullman neighborhood, police said.

About 1:30 a.m., someone opened fire on a porch in the 11600 block of South Harvard Avenue, striking the man multiple times, police said.

A witness told police at the scene he heard about seven or eight shots.

Shortly after the shooting, which happened on the east side of a southbound one-way street, police took a 34-year-old man into custody as a possible suspect. The shooting happened after a party during a dispute about the 34-year-old's phone, police said.

Police said the shooter and the man shot may have known each other.

The 30-year-old was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was listed in critical condition.

The 34-year-old man taken into custody was treated for a graze wound to the ankle, police said. It was not immediately clear whether the wound was self-inflicted or whether someone else fired the shot, police said.

The 34-year-old, who was taken to Roseland Community Hospital in custody, has not been charged. He is in good condition.

In a second overnight shooting, a 31-year-old man was shot while driving his vehicle in the Pilsen neighborhood, police said.

The shooting happened about 5:15 a.m in the 900 block of West 19th Street, Police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic said. The man was taken with a gunshot wound to the leg to the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, where his condition was stabilized.


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