Two Shot In Lakeview East Early Sunday

One shooting victim sought help in the lobby of this high-rise, 3900 N. Lake Shore. | Google

Two men were shot in Lakeview East early Sunday morning. Detectives were working to determine if the men were injured in separate attacks or a single incident.

Residents in the 3300 block of North Lake Shore Drive reported hearing six shots fired at 3:20 a.m.

Ten minutes later, a 40-year-old man was dropped off at Northwestern Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to his right arm. The man told police that he was driving southbound in the 3200 block of North Lake Shore and someone opened fire on him from another vehicle.

At 3:45 a.m., a man ran into the lobby of a high-rise at 3900 North Lake Shore Drive seeking help for a gunshot wound to his back. The 34-year-old told police that he had been shot just west of Lake Shore Drive on Irving Park Road, according to a source. The victim was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment.

Police officers who were engaged in a street stop near the 3800 block of North Recreation Drive did not hear gunfire in the area, raising suspicions about the second man’s story, the source said.

Both men were reported in good- to fair condition this morning.

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