CHICAGO (CBS) — A person was shot within the face on Lake Shore Drive close to the Museum Campus this weekend, and it isn’t the primary taking pictures of its form recently.
CBS 2’s Tara Molina on Sunday night time was asking what’s being carried out to handle security issues.
Within the newest incident, police stated the 20-year-old sufferer was headed south on Lake Shore Drive> simply after midnight Sunday morning when he was shot within the face. The driving force was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the place his situation was stabilized.
The automotive he was driving was left riddled with bullet holes.
There have been different shootings on this similar stretch of Lake Shore Drive in and across the downtown space in current months – and at this level, folks inform us they’re nervous behind the wheel and so they need extra carried out on the metropolis degree.
“Quite a lot of us don’t really feel protected, and it’s not OK,” stated driver Veronica Russell. “It’s ruining our perspective of Chicago.”
The reason being not solely as a result of Lake Shore Drive is a predominant thoroughfare for Chicago’s residents and guests, however as a result of this newest taking pictures is way from the primary of its form.
On April 6, 21-month-old Kayden Swan was additionally shot on Lake Shore Drive. A gunman opened hearth on the automotive wherein Kayden was using over the course of two blocks on northbound Lake Shore Drive close to Roosevelt Highway alongside Grant Park.
Others taking pictures incidents on Lake Shore Drive have been reported this previous December, November, and October.
Again on Sunday, Oct. 11, a lady was shot within the head whereas driving on Lake Shore Drive close to Jackson Drive in the middle of the day. That incident was probably the most brazen, and CBS 2’s Steven Graves reported at the moment that shootings on Lake Shore Drive have been up for the yr 2020.
We requested Chicago Police, the Chicago Division of Transportation and Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s workplace about security issues following this most up-to-date taking pictures – however they’re issues that haven’t been addressed but. There was response.
“If the upper up officers actually had management of gun violence and the quantity of detrimental occurrences taking place inside Chicago, that may be higher for our group,” Russell stated.
Late Sunday, Chicago Police didn’t have anybody in custody in connection to the taking pictures on Lake Shore Drive. Space Three detectives have been investigating Sunday night time.