The man says he was driving on East Superior when he heard his back window shatter.
He says he didn't know he'd been shot until he arrived at a hotel on East Walton.
From there he was taken to a hospital in stable condition.
Police sources say there were no witnesses and no shattered glass at the alleged crime scene.
They say the man is from Texas, has drug arrests and had been drinking.
They do confirm he had been shot.