Man, 18, crashes car after being shot in Brighton Park

SHARE Man, 18, crashes car after being shot in Brighton Park

Colin Boyle/Sun-Times file photo

An 18-year-old man crashed his car Monday afternoon after being shot as he drove through the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

The teen was sitting in his car about 2:30 p.m. in the 4100 block of West 43rd Street when a dark-colored vehicle pulled up behind him, according to Chicago police. When the man drove off, the driver of the other vehicle followed him before pulling up alongside his car.

Someone inside the other vehicle then fired shots, striking the man in the hand and causing him to crash into a parked vehicle, police said.

He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, police said.

Area Central detectives at investigating the shooting.

The Latest
Families turned out at Kennedy Park pool in Beverly on the first day that Chicago Park District pools opened. Others had a splash at the Crown Fountain in Millennium Park. The city could reach 90 degrees for seven straight days, with very little cool down overnight.
In addition to being unbecoming, the treatment of Caitlin Clark ignores what she’s doing for WNBA. Why despise the hand that feeds you?
Hiring tough-to-employ workers at a livable wage while keeping the L trains clean should be an easy win. But not if CTA messes it up by failing to keep workers safe.