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Rideshare Driver Shot By Would-Be Carjacker In West Garfield Park

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A rideshare driver was shot and seriously wounded during a carjacking attempt Wednesday afternoon in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

Police said the 48-year-old man, a driver for Lyft, dropped off a passenger on the 4200 block of West Maypole Avenue around 1:30 p.m., when the passenger tried to steal the victim's vehicle, and started shooting.

The victim was later found in his black Dodge Charger with a gunshot wound to the chest. Fire Department officials said he was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.


Area Four detectives were investigating.


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