Man, 60, is shot while driving in Irving Park neighborhood, police say

A 60-year-old man is in critical condition after someone opened fire on his car as he drove in the Irving Park neighborhood Sunday morning, police said. The victim reportedly told police that he thought the offenders were trying to carjack him.

He was stopped at a stop sign on the 3000 block of West Addison around 4:36 a.m. when the gunman began firing from inside a white BMW X3, police said. Bullets struck the man in his back and arm. Investigators found 14 shell casings at the intersection.

The victim drove to a nearby gas station to get help. An ambulance took him to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition.

Area Five detectives are handling the investigation. Police did not release descriptions of any suspects.

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