Sunday, April 21, 2019

Loop: Driver fatally shot at Wacker and Lake Shore Drive

A 24-year-old man was shot to death in a drive-by shooting in the Loop early on Easter Sunday. No one is in custody.

The victim had just exited northbound Lake Shore Drive and was waiting for a traffic light to change on Lower Wacker Drive when another vehicle pulled up, and shots were fired from inside the car around 3:03 a.m., according to a witness and police. The shooter’s vehicle then fled westbound on Lower Wacker Drive.

Police said the victim, who is “known to police,” was shot once in the chest. He was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital at 3:34 a.m.

Detectives found an unused round of ammunition in the victim’s car, but no weapon had been immediately located. Casings from the shooter’s gun were found in the 500 block of East Lower Wacker Drive.

The getaway vehicle was described as a black or navy blue four-door SUV with two black male occupants.
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