A man is in serious condition after being shot while sitting in a car near the Wabash Bridge on Saturday morning. The shooting unfolded less than a block from where a man was killed and a woman injured during an argument on the bridge last Sunday.
Officers responded to calls of shots fired near Wacker and Wabash around 5 a.m. today. Cops located eight shell casings and blood at 232 North Wabash, near the Seventeenth Church of Christ Scientist, according to officers on the scene.
Witnesses told police they saw the occupants of a black BMW get into an argument with a man who was standing on the street. The man pulled out a handgun and began firing into the car, according to police.
Minutes later, a 26-year-old man arrived at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in a black BMW that was driven by a friend. The victim had three gunshot wounds in his back. A gun was recovered from under the BMW’s driver’s seat, according to officers on the scene.
Area Three detectives are investigating this morning’s shooting. Authorities said the victim does not have previous contact with Chicago police.
Last Sunday morning, at least one gunman opened fire on a vehicle on the Wabash Bridge after an argument broke out between the shooter and occupants of a car. The shooting left 35-year-old Gregory Crawford dead at the scene. A 25-year-old woman was also shot, but she survived.
Investigators this week released surveillance video of Sunday’s shooting that clearly shows multiple police vehicles with blue lights activated on Wacker Drive as officers tended to a large crowd of people who gathered along the Riverwalk area.