As 19th district police handled a couple of routine calls at Halsted and Cornelia this morning, a blue Chevy rolled up and an occupant told the officers that he had been shot.
The dramatic turn of events took place at 4:05 this morning near Halsted and Cornelia, where officers were working on a call of a person being punched in the face and another call of a patron refusing to leave Hydrate nightclub, 3458 N. Halsted.
The shooting victim was loaded into the officers’ squad car and transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
The victim initially indicated that the shooting took place downtown near the intersection of I-290 and 90/94. Their vehicle is registered to a suburban car rental agency.
The incident appears to be related to these early reports, which contain little info: