Gunman shot driver near Roosevelt CTA station, police say

Update 8:18 a.m. — A 36-year-old man is in custody as the suspected shooter, according to a source. CPD officers also seized a handgun from the man, who was allegedly captured on video as he shot toward the Roosevelt station. Charges are pending.

A bullet grazed a passing motorist after someone opened fire outside a coffee shop near the Roosevelt CTA station Saturday evening, according to police and witnesses. It was the second shooting of the day downtown.

Police said a 36-year-old man was driving east on the first block of West Roosevelt when he heard gunfire and realized he had been shot around 9:48 p.m. The victim drove himself to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in good condition with a graze wound to his back.

Officers reviewed CPD surveillance footage, which reportedly showed a man firing shots from outside a Starbucks at 31 East Roosevelt Road. Cops detained a man in the area, but a CPD media statement said no one was in custody for the shooting.

Area Three detectives are handling the investigation.

Earlier on Saturday, a man was shot and seriously wounded during an apparent robbery in Streeterville, and a quick-thinking homeless person may have helped save his life.

Police say the victim was on the 100 block of East Illinois when another man shot him repeatedly and fled the scene. Passersby told police they thought the victim was shot during a struggle with an armed robber, according to a CPD statement. The victim suffered two gunshot wounds to the back of his head and three to his left forearm, according to a police report.

A homeless man loaded the victim into the victim’s nearby minivan and drove him to the hospital.

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