A 48-year-old Texas man claimed Friday he was shot in the back on Chicago's Magnificent Mile Saturday night, but police say the shooting that wounded him actually took nowhere near the city's popular downtown area.
According to the Chicago Tribune, police initially said the Texas man was shot when he was driving his vehicle in the 100 block of East Superior Street , but upon further investigation they learned his story was false. Instead, he had been shot elsewhere in the city during a drug deal, police say.
The man had claimed he discovered his shirt was covered in blood and that he'd been shot in the chest and shoulder when he arrived back in his room at the hotel he was staying at in the 200 block of East Walton Street, DNAinfo Chicago reports.
But detectives' inability to find shell casings or any broken glass where the man claimed to have been wounded first tipped them off that his version of events were inaccurate, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
The man had, indeed, been shot and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where his condition has stabilized, according to the Associated Press. No one is in custody in the shooting.
At least eleven other people were wounded in shootings citywide through Sunday morning, according to the Sun-Times. Among the victims are two people -- a 25-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man -- shot when two males opened fire inside a JJ Fish & Chicken in the 8800 block of South Commercial Avenue about 7:20 p.m. on Friday.
No one is in custody in the other shootings as of Sunday morning.