Man shot during attempted carjacking in Gold Coast

A man was shot and critically wounded during an attempted carjacking Thursday night in Gold Coast on the North Side.

The man, 35, was standing on the sidewalk with his girlfriend in the first block of East Chestnut Street when a gunman approached and demanded the keys to his car around 10:20 p.m., Chicago police said.

The carjacker shot the man in the neck and fled in a waiting Honda SUV, police said.

He was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, police said.

No one was in custody.


Police did not have additional details or a suspect description Friday morning.

It was the second shooting in the Gold Coast this week. Early Tuesday, a man was killed and another wounded after being struck by gunfire and crashing in the 1100 block of North Lake Shore Drive.

The Gold Coast is in the 18th police district, which has seen only one fatal shooting and at least 10 other shootings so far this year. Murders are dramatically lower this year than during the same period in 2020, when the district had recorded four homicides, police statistics show.

Shooting incidents in the district are up 43% compared with the same period last year, according to the statistics.