Southwest Side Man Shot While Watering Front Yard

On Monday afternoon, a man was shot while watering his front yard on the Southwest Side. Police are looking for people who might have done it.

After 2 p.m., there was a shooting in the 1300 block of Flanders Ave., which is just west of Interstate 35 and a few miles south of Highway 90.

The man was shot in the upper chest and taken to the hospital. He was in his mid-30s. He could talk to the cops.

Investigators at the scene said they don’t know what kind of gun was used or if the victim was the intended target.

Police say that the person who was shot said he had not been in a fight and didn’t know who had shot him.

The tweet below verifies the news:

An SAPD officer at the scene said, “He said he was watering the grass when he felt something, heard something, and felt pain in his chest.”

An officer said that the victim and his brother, who was close, ran away from the house after the shooting. In the 400 block of Elks Dr., which is close by, they found help and called the cops.

The victim was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center, but it’s not clear what his situation is right now.

As part of the normal process for investigating, the police are talking to two people who stayed at the house.

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