Man shot near Lower Wacker Drive in Loop

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Police block off Garland Court underneath East Wacker Place after a shooting on Monday afternoon. | Mitch Armentrout/Sun-Times

A man was shot near Lower Wacker Drive on Monday afternoon underneath a bustling Loop street.

At 2:57 p.m., the 33-year-old was in a vehicle in the 200 block of North Garland Court when another male shot him from outside the vehicle, according to Chicago Police.

The man suffered a “minor” gunshot wound to the lower side of his torso, and he took himself to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said. He was treated and released by Monday night.

The shooting happened along Lower Wacker Drive and South Water Street between Wabash and Michigan.

Curious pedestrians ogled from street level on Wacker Place, and officers turned away frustrated bicyclists who were forced to find another way around the crime scene.

A hotel worker smoked nearby as officers shined flashlights looking for shell casings.

“I might’ve heard a gunshot, but it could’ve been something else,” the worker said. “People are always down here getting into nonsense — selling drugs, drag-racing, fighting.”

Police said the victim was uncooperative with the investigation. Area Central detectives are investigating.

Police investigate after a man was shot on Monday afternoon along Lower Wacker Drive near Garland Court underneath the Loop. | Mitch Armentrout/Sun-Times

Police investigate after a man was shot on Monday afternoon along Lower Wacker Drive near Garland Court underneath the Loop. | Mitch Armentrout/Sun-Times

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