Authorities: 5 people shot on Near West Side

Chicago Crime

CHICAGO — Five people were shot Wednesday during rush hour on the Near West Side.

Just before 5 p.m., police responded to the 800 block North Milwaukee on the report of a shooting. Chicago police said two vehicles were driving when an occupant fired shots at the other vehicle.

As a result of the gunfire up Milwaukee to the 600 block of West Kinzie, four bystanders were shot.

Witnesses told WGN News one victim was an Uber passenger and a gunman was shooting from a rear passenger window of a gold SUV with a rifle.

Lyft driver Crystal Wilson, who was driving a Blue Kia, said she was turning left on Grand when her 29-year-old passenger named Matt was shot.

“My customer said to me ‘Oh My God, I’ve been shot,” Wilson said. “That’s when I dropped my phone.”

The Lyft passenger was shot in the back and transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition. The four other people, three men and a women, were shot and transported in good condition.

During a press conference Wednesday night, CPD said one of the suspects was transported to Stroger Hospital.

Food delivery driver Daniel Cater had just finished his route and witnessed the shooting. He saw the same gold SUV driving down Milwaukee towards Hubbard with two men shooting out of each rear window at a vehicle in front of them.

“It’s Chicago crazy things happen this is definitely a crazy thing. I have no idea what their motive was I’m just thankful I didn’t get hit,” he said.

No suspects are in custody.

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