2-year-old critical after shooting on Chicago expressway

Midwest

CHICAGO (WGN-TV) —  Police are investigating after a 2-year-old was wounded in a shooting on Chicago’s busy Lake Shore Drive Tuesday.

Witnesses told police they heard shots fired in the 300 block of South Lake Shore Drive around 11 a.m. CDT.

Police said the boy was in a car that was driving northbound on Lake Shore Drive at the time of the shooting.

Police said the boy was struck in his right temple.

The car the child was in then crashed in the 100 block of North Lake Shore Drive.

Police said a female passenger was seen getting out of the vehicle with the child.  An “unknown citizen” transported the woman and child to Northwestern Hospital.

Police said the child is being transferred to Lurie Children’s Hospital in critical condition.

All northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive are closed at Monroe Street as police investigate.

Initially Chicago police reported the child was 3-years-old.

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