Security guard shoots, critically injures man at DuSable Harbor, police say

A security guard shot another man during an argument at DuSable Harbor on Sunday evening, leaving the victim in critical condition, police said. The guard is in custody, and charges are pending, according to CPD.

Police said the 23-year-old security guard shot the 34-year-old around 10:19 p.m. on the harbor parking lot at 111 North Lake Shore Drive. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to his abdomen. According to a police report, one of the victim’s companions drove him to Lurie’s Children’s Hospital, and he then transferred to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

Police found shell casings and a car damaged by several bullet holes on the DuSable Harbor lot. Area Four detectives are investigating.

Sunday’s victim was the second person shot in the Loop community area this weekend and the fourth person shot in the neighborhood since June 1.

On Saturday afternoon, 23-year-old Dearl Butler Jr was shot 14 times as he sat in a car on the 600 block of South Wells. More than sixty bullets were fired in that incident. In the other recent Loop shootings:

  • On June 6, a man who’s believed to be in his late teens was critically wounded in a shootout on the corner of Wacker and Wabash.
  • On June 3, a 15-year-old girl was critically injured when someone shot her from another vehicle as she drove with her family near Buckingham Fountain.
  • A 20-year-old man was shot in the 100 block of North Wabash on May 23.

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