Chicago Police Recruit Shot in Head while Driving

June 4, 2024
A 21-year-old Chicago police recruit was driving in the city's Lincoln Square area when his vehicle was struck by gunfire, and he was struck in the head before running into a parked vehicle.

By Kate Armanini

Source Chicago Tribune

A Chicago police recruit was shot while driving in Lincoln Square after midnight Tuesday, officials said.

The 21-year-old recruit was traveling westbound on the 2600 block of West Gunnison Street when his vehicle was struck by gunfire around 12:15 a.m., police said. He sustained a gunshot wound to the head before he hit a parked vehicle, according to police.

The recruit was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he is listed in good condition. A 24-year-old man who was a passenger in the vehicle was not injured, police said.

No arrests have been made.

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