Rideshare car riddled with bullets in West Garfield Park; driver OK, passenger injured

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CHICAGO (ETN) — Imagine you are driving in the back of a shared car and someone opens fire, leaving the car littered with a dozen bullet holes.

ETN 2’s Asal Rezaei reports from an industrial part of Lake Street in West Garfield Park, where it’s a bit deserted with large empty warehouses.

Video of the crime scene is quite shocking. There are at least three bullet holes in the windshield of that gray Nissan. The front passenger window was also shot out and there are at least 15 bullet holes in the passenger side of the car.

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The shooting happened just after 10 a.m. on Thursday night in block 4400 of West Lake Street. According to police, a dark-colored SUV pulled up and someone started firing into the car.

The driver of that rideshare was not physically injured, but the passenger, a 23-year-old man who was in the back seat at the time, was shot multiple times in the back and in the right arm.

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ETN 2 reached out to Lyft about how it is handling this situation. The rideshare company released a statement to ETN 2:

Safety is fundamental to Lyft and the incident described is terrifying. We have been in contact with the driver and have reached out to the rider to offer our support and are ready to assist the police.

The driver was taken to hospital and is said to be in good condition. Chicago police said no one was taken into custody.

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