Woman critically injured in Gold Coast shooting, police say

A woman was critically injured overnight when a man shot her inside a vehicle on Lake Shore Drive in the Gold Coast, according to Chicago police.

The 26-year-old victim was in a parked car with a man and at least two other people when the couple began arguing around 2:30 a.m. During the altercation, the man allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the woman in the left cheek. According to CPD, the incident appears to be domestic-related.

Following the shooting, the man drove the woman to the Loop, where they spotted police officers and requested assistance near Roosevelt Road and Michigan Avenue. The car then took the woman to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she was admitted in fair condition.

Police detained the suspect.

So far this year, 51 people have been shot in the Near North community area, which includes the Gold Coast. There were 29 victims at this point last year; 34 at this point in 2020; and 24 by this date in 2019.

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