Gunman pursues driver from West Side to Navy Pier in fatal attack

A 27-year-old man is dead and his 20-year-old passenger is in good condition after the shooting early Friday morning. Police have not made an arrest.

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A driver was killed and his passenger was wounded in an attack that began on the West Side early Friday morning and ended up at Navy Pier.

Christopher Taylor, 27, and the woman, 20, were traveling on the West Side about 3:10 a.m. when someone in a silver truck pulled up and opened fire, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. 

The driver of the truck then followed the man and woman and continued to shoot at them in the 600 block of East Grand Avenue, police said.

Taylor was shot several times and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he died, police said.

The woman was shot in her back and was taken to the hospital in good condition, according to police.

No arrest was made. 

The attack happened in the 18th police district, where shootings are up about 40% and overall crime is up 52% from last year, according to police data.

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