Security guard shoots man during argument near Grant Park: police

A security guard is facing charges after allegedly shooting a 34-year-old man Sunday night during an argument near Grant Park.

The shooting happened in the 100 block of North Lake Shore Drive about 10:19 p.m., police said.

During the argument, the security guard opened fire on the 34-year-old, striking him in the abdomen.

Police have not said how many shots were fired or if the security guard was on-duty at the time of the shooting.


The 34-year-old man was transported to Northwestern Hospital in critical condition, police said. No other injuries were reported.

Area Four detectives are investigating.

Police initially said the guard was arrested and that charges were pending. But on Wednesday, police said the guard was released while the Cook County state’s attorney’s office continued its investigation.

The state’s attorney’s office and the Chicago Park District, which employs guards in the area of the shooting, did not immediately reply to requests for comment.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.