Police: Man shot while riding in car near Belmont Harbor (maybe)

Police are investigating after an Uptown man claimed that he was shot while riding in a car on Lake Shore Drive near Belmont Harbor on Saturday afternoon. The man and his girlfriend gave police conflicting and changing stories about what happened, so the truth is being elusive.

Here’s what we’ve learned.

Around 2:48 p.m., a 23-year-old man who is well-known to local cops arrived at Weiss Hospital in a car driven by his girlfriend. He told police that he was riding on the 3200 block of North LSD when he heard gunfire and realized he had been shot, according to a CPD statement.

Meanwhile, his girlfriend told police the shooting happened on Wilson Avenue west of Broadway. Coincidentally, that’s very close to where she lives. According to her version of events, the man was in the back seat of her car with his foot hanging out of the window when someone walked up and shot the foot.

Later, the couple offered another scenario: Someone shot him in the foot as he got out of her car.

Dispatch records from Saturday afternoon show no calls of shots fired near Belmont Harbor or Wilson Avenue before the man arrived at the hospital.

Area Three detectives are handling the investigation.

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