Driver shot, seriously wounded in the Gold Coast, Chicago police say

Chicago police units block streets in the area of a shooting in the 1400 block of North Clark on February 25, 2024. (Provided)

Chicago police say a motorist was seriously wounded when someone in another car opened fire on him in the Gold Coast on Sunday evening. It happened around 5:53 p.m. in the 1400 block of North Clark.

The victim, 35, was driving north on Clark when the gunman opened fire on him from a dark SUV heading in the same direction, police said. He suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and a graze wound to the head. Witnesses said his car was also shot several times.

CPD said the gunman’s vehicle continued northbound after the shooting. They did not provide a motive for the shooting.

Earlier on Sunday, a 17-year-old boy was shot and critically injured on the 18th floor of a hotel room in River North. He was not cooperating with CPD’s investigation, according to a police media statement.

And on Saturday morning, a concealed carry holder shot a man who attempted to commit a smash-and-grab burglary at a Loop jewelry store. The gun owner, who worked for the store, and the would-be thief were released from custody on Sunday. No charges were filed against either of them. The incident was caught on camera.

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