Lincoln Park: Man critically wounded in shooting on Lake Shore Drive

A 21-year-old man is in critical condition after he was shot while riding in a car on Lake Shore Drive near Fullerton late Saturday, police said.

The victim, a rear-seat passenger in a northbound vehicle, was shot in the neck when a man opened fire from a dark-colored Honda Pilot in the next lane just south of Fullerton around 11:49 p.m., according to CPD records.

The driver of the victim’s car exited at Belmont Avenue where they sought help from a police unit that was assigned to keep people off the Lakefront Trail.

Other CPD units arrived and escorted the victim’s vehicle to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Officials said the victim does not appear to have any previous contact with Chicago police.

No one is in custody. Area 3 detectives are investigating.

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