Updated: March 24, 2013 8:33PM
A 21-year-old man was shot in the back Sunday afternoon in west suburban Bellwood. The man told police that he was walking in the 800 block of Bellwood Avenue when he heard some shots, started running and collapsed, said Andre Harvey, the village’s director of public safety.
Officers responding to a call of shots fired found him on the ground in front of a church about a block from where he was shot, in the 3500 block of Monroe Street, Harvey said.
Churchgoers called 911 and tried to aid the man until an ambulance arrived. The man was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where he was underwent surgery, Harvey said.
The victim was unable to provide a description of the shooter and no one was in custody Sunday evening, Harvey said.
Bellwood police were investigating.