A 21-month-old boy was critically injured in what authorities are calling a “road rage” shooting on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive, just steps away from the city’s tourist landmarks.
The toddler was shot while riding in a vehicle near Grant Park, on the city’s lakefront.
“The shooting happened just after 11 a.m. following a road rage incident near East Waldron and Lake Shore Drive, authorities said. Shots were fired for at least two blocks before the vehicle carrying the child crashed near Monroe,” NBC’s Chicago affiliate reported. ‘Police said a person of interest is currently being questioned in the shooting but did not release further information about a suspect, suspects or any vehicles that may have been involved.”
A good samaritan stopped to help the family trapped in the vehicle and transported both parents and the wounded child to nearby Northwestern Hospital. The child was later transported to Lurie Children’s Hospital.
The child is reported to have a brain injury and remains in critical