Shots fired in Loop, then driver shot nearby

Shots were fired outside a Loop hotel parking garage early Sunday, minutes before a man was shot while driving nearby, according to CPD reports. No arrests have been made.

Police officers stationed in the Loop heard gunfire and saw a bullet-riddled car speed from a hotel parking garage around 1:32 a.m. Cops briefly pursued the light-colored Cadillac CTS before terminating the chase due to safety concerns.

Shell casings were found at the mouth of the garage at 65 East Harrison, an officer said. One bullet went through the window of an occupied guest room at the nearby Travelodge, 65 East Harrison, but no injuries were reported.

About ten minutes later, a security guard returning home from work was reportedly shot as he drove outbound on the Stevenson Expressway near State Street.

According to initial information, the victim, age 34, drove himself to Mercy Hospital and was later transferred to Stroger Hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to his pelvis.

He told police that a light-colored vehicle pulled up next to him and someone in the other car fired shots.

CPD license plate readers determined that the security guard’s car was in Streeterville at the time of the hotel shooting, according to an officer, so the two incidents do not appear to be directly connected.

Chicago police are investigating the shots fired incident on Harrison. The Illinois State Police are handling the expressway shooting.

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