Man seriously injured in South Loop shooting during attempted robbery at luxury high-rise, CPD says

ByJessica D'Onofrio and Maher Kawash WLS logo
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Man shot, seriously injured inside luxury high-rise in South Loop
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A Chicago shooting left a man injured during a South Loop attempted robbery in a South Wabash Avenue apartment building, CPD said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police are investigating an attempted robbery and shooting inside a luxury high-rise building in the South Loop that left a man seriously injured early Wednesday morning.

CPD said a 27-year-old man was inside a 14th-floor apartment in the 1300-block of South Wabash Avenue with other people about 1:40 a.m. when one of those individuals tried to rob him.

The suspect fired shots, hitting the victim in the neck, before taking off, CPD said.

The 27-year-old was rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition, police said.

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Because the call came in as an active shooter in the building, SWAT and other responding CPD officers had to clear and secure the apartment building, as they searched for the shooter.

The building is described on its website as luxury apartment living.

"It's really nice, they have key access to get in the front, key access to get in the door," resident Roxy Wiswell said.

No one else was injured in the incident, and several squad cars and detectives remained on the scene hours later.

No one is in custody.

Residents of the modern luxury high-rise said they're shocked.

"This is a scary thing because typically, our building, there is nothing that goes on here. I don't hear about anything even on the block or in the neighborhood," resident Julia Hector said.

"It's a little surprising to hear that people are having people over at 1:40 in the morning on a Tuesday, seems a little odd, but generally speaking the building is nice. It's a good community," resident Mike Lewis said.

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