Two people are in fair condition after gunshots were exchanged between an armed attacker and a concealed carry holder in the River North neighborhood overnight, according to Chicago police.
Citing preliminary information, CPD said a 22-year-old man was driving a 21-year-old woman eastbound in the 100 block of West Superior when two white sedans boxed them in around 2:55 a.m. Friday. An armed man got out of one of the sedans and began shooting at the victims’ car, striking the woman in her leg and arm, police said.
A 23-year-old man was then shot in the leg when the woman’s driver — a concealed carry holder — returned fire, according to police.
The concealed carry holder then drove away with his passenger, but the two sedans reportedly chased them and caused their vehicle to crash into a building on the 100 block of West Huron moments later.
An ambulance transported the woman to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The injured man walked into Lurie Children’s Hospital for treatment. He was subsequently transferred to Northwestern.
Police were working to determine who shot at the victims. Except for the man who was injured, all of the occupants of the white sedans fled the area, according to CPD.
Eleven people have been shot in River North so far this year — and nine of those happened since May 30, according to CPD records. Only 10 were shot in the neighborhood during all of last year.