Chicago man says he was too intoxicated to know he was shot

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A man shot early Tuesday in the South Side Gresham neighborhood told police he was too intoxicated to realize he was wounded until later that morning.

The 19-year-old sought treatment about 5 p.m. Tuesday at Roseland Community Hospital, 45 W. 111th St., after realizing he was shot in the chest, according to Chicago police. His condition was stabilized.

Investigators believe he was shot sometime between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. in the 7900 block of South Damen, police said. The man initially told police he was intoxicated on the West Side and didn't realize he was shot until Tuesday morning.

Area South detectives were investigating.