COUNTRY CLUB HILLS, Ill. (CBS) — Police in south suburban Country Club Hills rushed to the intersection of 167th Street and Pulaski Road for a shooting Monday afternoon – but found the victim was not there when they arrived.

Around 2:30 p.m., officers were called to the busy intersection for a report of a victim of a shooting. At the scene, officers found a vehicle with fresh blood staining the driver’s seat and also the ground adjacent to the driver’s-side door.

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Witnesses said someone had already taken the wounded man away, police said.

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Officers immediately checked hospitals and found the man at Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest, police said. He had suffered a single gunshot wound to the neck.

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The victim was expected to be transferred to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.