CHICAGO (CBS) — An Uber driver was shot in the back early Saturday morning as he dropped off a customer.
Around 1:30 a.m. the driver pulled over in the 2200 block of West 21st Street in the city’s Heart of Chicago neighborhood to let a man out when someone standing in a group on the corner nearby started shooting.READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Lake-Effect Snow On The Way With 6 To 8 Inches Possible In Some Areas; Winter Storm Warning Issued
A bullet grazed the 46-year-old driver’s back, but he refused treatment on the scene.READ MORE: View Live Radar
Police believe his passenger may have been the intended target.
No one is in custody, and Area Three detectives are investigating.MORE NEWS: Two Men Shot Dead In Car In Ravenswood; Car Goes On To Crash And Catch Fire
Uber released the following statement:
“What police are reporting is terrifying and we are reaching out to the driver to check on his well-being. We stand ready to assist law enforcement with their investigation.”