Man shot while driving on LSD near Field Museum, police say

A 20-year-old Maywood man was shot in the face as he drove on Lake Shore Drive near the Field Museum early Sunday, police said. No arrests have been made.

The victim was traveling southbound near Roosevelt around 12:14 a.m. when he heard gunfire and realized he’d been shot, police said. He pulled over just south of Soldier Field and sought help.

An officer said at least six bullets had struck the man’s vehicle. Cops found one shell casing in the roadway just south of Roosevelt Road. Police said the victim’s condition was stabilized at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Several shootings have been reported on South Lake Shore Drive near Grant Park and Soldier Field over the past year:

  • On April 6, a 21-month-old boy was critically wounded when another man fired shots during a road rage incident just north of Roosevelt Road. Charges have been filed in that case.
  • On December 10, a 24-year-old man suffered two gunshot wounds when the passenger of another car opened fire on his vehicle in the 1800 block of South Lake Shore Drive.

Other shootings were reported on the 1900 block of South Lake Shore Drive on November 22; the 1500 block of South Lake Shore Drive on October 13; the 300 block of South Lake Shore Drive on October 11; and the 1100 block of South Lake Shore Drive on September 2, according to city data.

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