Man faces charge after Chicago road rage shooting wounds boy

CHICAGO - A man has been charged with unlawful use of a firearm by a felon in connection with a shooting that wounded a 21-month-old boy who was riding in a car with him on Chicago’s famed Lake Shore Drive, police said Thursday.

Jushawn Brown, 43, of Chicago, fired shots at another vehicle “during a road rage incident” about 11 a.m. Tuesday, police said in a statement. Police have said shots were fired at the car Brown was in, which crashed after the boy was shot in the temple.

It wasn’t immediately known whether Brown had a lawyer who could comment.

No other arrests have been reported. The police statement said additional information wasn’t available.

The shooting happened just hours after seven people were shot and wounded Monday night in a fight a few miles away, in what is shaping up to be one of the most violent years for Chicago in memory.

Tuesday’s shooting took place near Grant Park on the city’s South Side. Police have said one driver would not let the other enter a lane of traffic. Police recovered bullet casings over about a two-block stretch of the roadway.

A woman jumped out of the car with the child and someone drove them to Northwestern Memorial Hospital before the boy was transferred to Lurie Children’s Hospital, where he was hospitalized.
Read more on Toronto Star
News Topics :
Similar Articles :
Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay says someone in a silver Ford Mustang fired two shots into a sport utility carrying six children on Oct. 17. Published Thursday, October 18, 2018...
CHICAGO Shootings across Chicago over the weekend have left three children dead, including a 10 year old girl who was struck in the head by a stray bullet that came through...
CHICAGO Fourteen people, including five children, were killed as more than 100 people were shot in a wave of gunfire in Chicago over the Father’s Day weekend that produced...
Chicago police officers shot and fatally wounded a male suspect after their squad car was struck overnight by gunfire, police said Tuesday. The “male offender“ died after he was taken...
PHOENIX A 10 year old girl died after being shot along with her father in what may have started with a traffic dispute, Phoenix police said Thursday. Sgt. Vince Lewis said...