Man charged with shooting girl in vehicle on Lake Shore Drive: police

CHICAGO — A 21-year-old man has been charged in connection with Sunday’s shooting of a 17-year-old woman on Lake Shore Drive, Chicago police said.

Carlos Ocampo, 21, will appear for a bond hearing on a charge of reckless discharge of a firearm this afternoon. More information about the allegations will be made public during the court session.

In a press release announcing the charges Tuesday morning, Chicago police said the shooting occurred in the 2700 block of North Lake Shore Drive. The agency previously said it happened in the 1700 block of North Lake Shore Drive.

The victim was shot in her lower back while riding in a car on Sunday evening., according to the police. She arrived in a car at St. Joseph Hospital around 6:30 p.m. and was transferred to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment.

Ocampo | CPD

CWBChicago reported that police detained a 21-year-old man at St. Joseph’s for questioning in the case after quickly surmising that the victim was shot by another person in the car.

About 20 minutes after the woman arrived at St. Joe’s, another man approached a Chicago police officer outside the Town Hall (19th) District police station in Lakeview.

He told the cops that he was somehow involved in the shooting and that the gun used to shoot the girl was inside his car, which was parked in the police station’s public garage.

Officers recovered a weapon from the vehicle. They reportedly found blood in the car and a bullet hole in one of the seats.

We will publish an updated story after Ocampo appears in court.

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