Sunday, October 28, 2018

Police investigate shooting near Theater On The Lake

A man reported that he was shot in the foot near Theater On The Lake early Sunday. | Google
Police are investigating after a 22-year-old man reported being shot near the lakefront in Lincoln Park on Sunday. Meanwhile, a motorist told police that his car was fired upon by someone in another vehicle as they traveled along Lake Shore Drive in the Edgewater neighborhood early on Saturday.

The shooting victim took himself to Community First Hospital in Portage Park around 4:30 a.m. on Sunday to be treated for a gunshot wound to his left foot, police said. The man reported that he was walking with a group of people when shots were fired near the Theater On The Lake, 2401 North Lake Shore Drive.

Police searched the lakefront area for shell casings, but none was found, authorities said. The victim was reported to be in good condition. Area Central detectives are investigating.

In the other incident, a man was fired upon as he drove south on Lake Shore Drive near Hollywood around 2:15 a.m. on Saturday morning. Another driver called 911 to report that the shots were fired closer to Montrose. The victim said that a man in a white four-door compact vehicle fired several shots at him, but he managed to avoid being hit.

The driver pulled off of the drive at Belmont and met with police nearby.

Officers in the 20th (Lincoln) Police District searched the area of LSD and Hollywood for shell casings, but they found none.

Another incident involving shots fired on Lake Shore Drive was reported near Soldier Field early Saturday.

A gunman in a minivan unleashed a hail of bullets on another vehicle as they traveled on Lake Shore Drive outside of Soldier Field around 2:10 a.m. No one was injured, but police found shell casings spread over a half-mile stretch of the southbound drive. Area Central detectives are investigating.
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