Woman shot while driving near Maggie Daley Park, police say

A woman was shot while driving on Lake Shore Drive near Maggie Daley Park on Saturday evening, Chicago police said. She is the 27th person shot in the Loop community area this year.

Police said the 36-year-old was heading south in the 100 block of North Lake Shore Drive when she heard several shots, and her back passenger window shattered around 10:30 p.m. She soon noticed that she had pain in her head and flagged down police officers near Roosevelt Road for help.

Officers discovered a graze wound to the top of her head as well as bullet holes in her Mitsubishi Highlander.

The woman was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition, according to police.

Shootings in the Loop are up 50% compared to the 18 cases seen at this point last year. There were 11 shooting victims at this point in 2020 and five for the entire year of 2019.

The Loop community area is bordered by Lake Michigan, the Chicago River, and Roosevelt Road.

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