Uptown man fatally shot while getting into Uber overnight

An Uber driver escaped unharmed, but her passenger was fatally shot as he got into her car in Uptown early Monday.

A gunman opened fire on the 27-year-old male victim as he entered the rear passenger seat of the woman’s Toyota Camry on the 1200 block of West Leland around 12:45 a.m., according to a CPD report. 

The victim was shot in his chest, abdomen, and neck, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said he has a history of contact with the department.

Investigators found 15 shell casings at the scene. The Uber driver’s car was dotted with bullet holes, but she was not physically injured.

Area Three detectives are investigating.

Today’s victim is the fourteenth person shot in Uptown this year, which ties the total number of shooting victims for all of 2019. Three of this year’s victims have died, one more than last year. Another man was fatally shot in the neighborhood on Friday evening.

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