A man was wounded in a shooting Wednesday steps from the Lakefront trail near 31st Street Beach on the South Side days before the city’s beaches are officially opened to swimmers.
The 18-year-old was walking to a parking lot from the beach about 2:40 p.m. in the 2900 block of South Fort Dearborn Drive when a gray-colored Nissan Altima pulled up, Chicago police said.
Someone got out of the car and opened fire, striking the man in the thigh and foot, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where his condition was stabilized.
No one is in custody as Area Central detectives are investigating.
Chicago’s beach season officially opens Memorial Day weekend as lifeguards take their posts, according to the Chicago Park District website.