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Man Shot in Uptown Alley, Cops Nab Alleged Gunman

 A 29-year-old man was shot in Uptown Thursday.
A 29-year-old man was shot in Uptown Thursday.
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UPTOWN — A gunman with alleged gang ties walked up to a man in an Uptown alley and shot him in the leg Sunday evening — but police say they caught the shooter before he could get far.

The shooting happened at 7:05 p.m. in an alley in the 5000 block of North Kenmore Avenue. A 29-year-old man was talking with a group of people when a 28-year-old man walked up and shot him in the right leg, police said.

The wounded man was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in stable condition. The alleged shooter was arrested by responding officers within minutes of the shooting.

Charges are pending.

Authorities have not called it a gang-related shooting, although police said the gunman "has gang ties.”

The man who was shot is not affiliated with any street gangs, as far as police can tell.

He was the 11th person shot in Uptown in the last six weeks. The shooting happened a block west of the scene of a gang-related Dec. 1 shooting in the 5000 block of North Winthrop Avenue that killed a bystander, 46-year-old Uptown man Aswell Selmon.