Lincoln Square: Man shot during apparent road rage incident overnight

A 19-year-old is recovering after a motorist shot him during an apparent road rage incident in Lincoln Square early Thursday.

The victim was traveling as a passenger in a northbound car when his driver got into an argument with another driver on the 4400 block of North Western around 1:40 a.m., police said. After the cars almost collided, the other driver fired one shot that went through the victim’s passenger door and into his right knee, according to CPD.

Police said the victim’s driver took him to Weiss Memorial Hospital in Uptown, where he was listed in fair condition. Neither the driver nor the victim have histories of contact with Chicago police, the department said.

CPD described the gunman only as a Hispanic man who drove a black BMW.

Area Three detectives are investigating.

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