Rideshare driver shot by passenger during service in Burnside, Chicago police say

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Sunday, June 23, 2024
Rideshare driver shot by passenger on South Side
A rideshare driver is recovering in the hospital after being shot on the city's South Side, police said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A rideshare driver was critically injured while on the job on the city's South Side on Sunday, according to Chicago police.

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The driver, a 30-year-old man was providing a ride service around 1:55 a.m. in the 900-block of 91st Street in the Burnside neighborhood.

At some point after picking up the passenger, the passenger shot the driver in the back of the neck, according to police.

The car then crashed into a parked vehicle.

The driver was taken to U of C in critical condition.

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Police did not provide a description of the shooter.

No one is in custody. CPD Area Two detectives are investigating.

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