2 men shot on Lake Shore Drive near Oak Street overnight

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Two men are recovering after they were shot while traveling on Lake Shore Drive near Oak Street early Wednesday morning, police said.

The victims were heading southbound just north of the S-curve when a silver sedan pulled alongside and someone opened fire from the other vehicle around 1 a.m.

Police said the victims continued driving until they arrived at Stroger Hospital, where they sought treatment.

A 25-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to his left thigh while a 24-year-old man was shot in his left ribs, according to police. Their conditions have stabilized.

Police and court records show that the younger victim has a record for being a felon in possession of a firearm and manufacture-delivery of narcotics.

No one is in custody. Area Central detectives are investigating.

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