A road rage altercation between the occupants of two cars near Wrigley Field ended with two men shot in Lakeview overnight, according to initial information from the scene.
Two men, ages 27 and 24, were heading west when someone fired shots at them from a blue sedan on the 1400 block of West Addison around 2:01 a.m., according to a CPD media statement. The driver of the targeted vehicle drove their car to Weiss Memorial Hospital, where both men were listed in good condition. The older man, who was driving, suffered a gunshot wound to his right leg while the younger man’s right thigh was grazed by a bullet, according to a CPD report.
The victims told police that the incident started near Wrigley Field. The men reportedly told officers that they honked at the blue sedan after it cut them off near Sheffield and Addison. As the cars continued west, the sedan began tailgating the victims, and they pulled over outside a bank on the corner of Addison and Southport to let him pass, according to a CPD report.
The men heard gunfire as their vehicle moved out of the way, and they realized they had been shot.
Police found a bullet on the driver’s floorboard inside the victim’s car. The vehicle’s rear window was shot out, and there was a bullet hole in the front passenger door.
Friday’s victims are the ninth and tenth persons shot in Lakeview this year. That’s up from six in all of last year and five in all of 2019.