The 32-year-old driver was making a delivery in the 600-block of East 87th Place just before 5:25 a.m., when three male suspects entered his delivery vehicle, CPD said.
However, since the vehicle had a stick shift, they were not able to drive it away.
When the delivery driver returned to his car, he was shot in his shoulder and thigh, according to CPD.
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He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition, but remained stable.
The suspects got into a waiting blue sedan, possibly a Chevy Malibu, and drove away, traveling north, Chicago police said.
No other injuries were reported, and no one was in custody later Wednesday morning.
Area Two detectives are investigating.