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Man accidentally shot himself on Lakefront Trail near Gold Coast, police say

The shooting happened Monday evening near Chicago Avenue.

Crime scene tape blocks off a portion of the Lakefront Trail near the 800 block of North Lake Shore Drive, where a man was shot Monday evening in the Gold Coast.
Crime scene tape blocks off a portion of the Lakefront Trail near the 800 block of North Lake Shore Drive, where a man was shot Monday evening in the Gold Coast.
Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Investigators have determined that a man wounded by gunfire Monday night on the Lakefront Trail near Gold Coast had accidentally shot himself, police said.

Police initially said the man, 28, was sitting on the bike path around 7:15 p.m. near the 800 block of North Lake Shore Drive when he heard gunfire and realized he was shot.

Police said Tuesday morning that the investigation showed he had shot himself. Struck in his buttocks, paramedics took him to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition, police said.

A police car and yellow crime scene tape blocked off a portion of the trail as officers investigated the shooting. A handful of joggers and bicyclists stopped to talk with investigators.

Police said no charges have been filed as of Tuesday morning.

Contributing: Tyler LaRiviere

A man jogs by as Chicago police investigate Monday evening after a person was shot on the Lakefront Trail near the 800 block of North Lake Shore Drive in the Gold Coast neighborhood.
A man jogs by as Chicago police investigate Monday evening after a person was shot on the Lakefront Trail near the 800 block of North Lake Shore Drive in the Gold Coast neighborhood.
Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times
Chicago police work the scene Monday evening after a person was shot on the Lakefront Trail near the 800 block of North Lake Shore Drive in the Gold Coast neighborhood.
Chicago police work the scene Monday evening after a person was shot on the Lakefront Trail near the 800 block of North Lake Shore Drive in the Gold Coast neighborhood.
Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times