Driver cut-off, shot in West Town, police say

Police are investigating a shooting in the West Town neighborhood that may have been a carjacking attempt. But, at least so far, CPD has not officially classified the case as a hijacking.

A 28-year-old man was driving when the gunman emerged from a dark-colored SUV that blocked his path on the 600 block of North May around 9:56 p.m., according to police

Approximate location of the shooting. | Multiplottr

The offender opened fire on the victim with a gun equipped with a green laser sight, striking the victim in his leg and abdomen. Four shell casings were later found at the scene. Bullet holes were also found in the victim’s Audi A7.

Police said the victim does not have a history of contact with police. He reportedly told officers he believed the offenders were going to carjack him.

He drove himself to a relative’s house on the 1100 block of West Washington where paramedics provided treatment and transported him to Stroger Hospital. He is listed in fair condition, police said.

The gunman and his driver were both Black males, according to police. The driver had dreadlocks while the gunman was dressed in dark clothing.

Area Three detectives are investigating.

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