A man is in serious condition after suffering multiple gunshot wounds while driving on Lake Shore Drive near Chestnut Street on Tuesday evening, police said.
Police said the 18-year-old was shot by someone who opened fire on his vehicle from another car on the 800 block of North Lake Shore Drive around 7:35 p.m. Tuesday. According to information from the scene, both vehicles were traveling north when the assailant opened fire, possibly from a gray SUV.
Investigators found at least four shell casings on the roadway. A 26-year-old man riding in the victim’s car was not injured.
EMS took the victim to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition.
He is the 63rd person shot on the Near North Side so far this year. There were a total of 42 shootings in the area through all of last year and 33 in 2019.
Loop “rifle” man
CWBChicago has learned that police located the man who was the subject of a “seeking to identify” bulletin after witnesses reported seeing a man carrying a silver rifle in a Loop parking garage last Thursday afternoon.
Detectives released images of the man later the same day and asked the public to help identify the suspect.
The bulletin paid off around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday when a passerby told police that the man they were looking for was standing outside a convenience store downtown. Officers went to the area and found the man.
They also found the silver “rifle” in his bag, according to a source. It turned out to be a paintball gun. Mystery solved.