3 people shot on lakefront near Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium

Three people were shot during a gathering on the lakefront between Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium early Saturday morning, leaving one in critical condition.

The shooting occurred on the lakefront between Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium. | Google

Police responded to calls of a person shot on the lakefront steps near the 500 block of West Solidarity Drive just after 1:30 a.m. A bullet crashed through a window at Adler Planetarium. Police found several shell casings at the shooting scene.

In a brief media statement, CPD initially said a 20-year-old man “walking on the sidewalk along the lakefront when he heard shots and immediately felt pain in his chest.” Officers applied a chest seal to control bleeding and he was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

About 15 minutes after the shooting, two 19-year-old men were dropped off at Univesity of Illinois Medical Center with gunshot wounds. They told police they had been shot near the Shedd Aquarium.

Both victims were transferred to Stroger Hospital where one was listed in critical condition with a gunshot wound to his face. The other was man suffered a gunshot wound to his right leg.

A CPD spokesperson initially said they did not have any information about more than one victim being injured at the Museum Campus shooting. However, shortly before noon on Saturday CPD confirmed that there were three victims.

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