CHICAGO (CBS) — A rideshare driver was shot and seriously wounded during a carjacking attempt Wednesday afternoon in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.
Police said the 48-year-old man, a driver for Lyft, dropped off a passenger on the 4200 block of West Maypole Avenue around 1:30 p.m., when the passenger tried to steal the victim’s vehicle, and started shooting.READ MORE: Mayor Lightfoot Delays General Iron Permit To Move To South Side Over EPA Concerns
The victim was later found in his black Dodge Charger with a gunshot wound to the chest. Fire Department officials said he was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.
The scene at Kostner and Maypole where a 48yo rideshare driver pulled over after police say his passenger tried to carjack him and shot him in the chest. He was taken to Mt. Sinai in serious condition. @cbschicago pic.twitter.com/lslWnuhD8bREAD MORE: Chicago Night Clubs Gear Up For Looser COVID-19 Restrictions As State Prepares To Enter Bridge Phase
— Marie Saavedra (@MSaavedraTV) March 3, 2021
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Area Four detectives were investigating.