Man shot during party on 22nd floor of Palmer House Hilton - Chicago News and Weather | FOX 32 News

Man shot during party on 22nd floor of Palmer House Hilton

Posted: Updated:
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Gunfire erupted at a party on the 22nd floor of the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in the Loop early Sunday, leaving one man wounded.

The man, 25, was attending a party in the hotel, at 17 E. Monroe St., when someone took out a gun and fired shots, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

He was shot in the right leg and taken in good condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Alfaro said.

No one else was hurt, though police could not immediately say why the shooting began.

Thomas Coon, 42, of St. Joseph, Mich., was staying on the 22nd floor while he was in town celebrating his father's 70th birthday but said he heard nothing.

"I think it's a one-off deal," Coon said. "Troublemakers can stay where they want. I've stayed at the Palmer House many times and never had any problems."

Mary Berger of White Bear Lake, Minn., was in Chicago with her daughter, checking out colleges and staying at the Palmer House.

"We were luckily unaware of the whole thing," she said. "We were watching a movie and we had the volume up kind of loud."

A manager at the hotel could not be reached for comment.

Share Your Photos & Video

  • Metro HeadlinesMore>>

  • Report: Number of single moms in US doubles

    Report: Number of single moms in US doubles

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:08:26 GMT
    A recent report shows the number of babies born to unmarried mothers has more than doubled since the 1980s.
    A recent report shows the number of babies born to unmarried mothers has more than doubled since the 1980s.
  • Boy, 12, shot on far South Side Thursday night

    Boy, 12, shot on far South Side Thursday night

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:54:11 GMT
    Chicago Police are investigating after a 12-year-old boy was shot on the city's far South Side Thursday night.
    Chicago Police are investigating after a 12-year-old boy was shot on the city's far South Side Thursday night.
  • Tinder causing concern among parents

    Tinder causing concern among parents

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:42 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:42:40 GMT
    Fox 32's Tisha Lewis reports, on a scale between 1 and 10, Naperville police rate the problem of dating sites being used by underage students in school an eight.
    Fox 32's Tisha Lewis reports, on a scale between 1 and 10, Naperville police rate the problem of dating sites being used by underage students in school an eight.
Powered by WorldNow

205 N. Michigan Avenue
Ground Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Station Operator: (312) 565-5532
Newsroom: (312)565-5533

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices