CHICAGO — A man was badly hurt in a shooting in West Garfield Park Thursday morning, authorities said.
The 31-year-old man was in an alley in the 4200 block of West Washington Boulevard just before 9 a.m. when a gray car approached, police said.
One of passengers fired at the victim, striking him in both legs, before the car fled in an unknown direction, police said. Police did not know how many people were in the car.
The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, Chicago Fire Department officials said.
A neighbor, who did not want to be named, said she heard loud shots while she was in bed.
"I told my husband: 'They must be using a very big gun,'" she said.
She then peaked out from her porch back into the alley and saw the man lying on the ground. Police arrived a short time after, she said.
A motive for the shooting was not clear, although it might have been gang-related, police said.