Man Shot Near Lower Wacker Drive in Loop

A man was shot near Lower Wacker Drive on Monday afternoon underneath a bustling Loop street.

The 33-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen about 3 p.m. in the 100 block of North Garland Court, and took himself to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to Chicago Police.

The shooting happened along Lower Wacker Drive and South Water Street between Wabash and Michigan.

Curious pedestrians ogled from street level on Wacker Place, and officers turned away frustrated bicyclists who were forced to find another way around the crime scene.

A hotel worker smoked outside the crime scene as officers shined flashlights looking for shell casings.

“I might’ve heard a gunshot, but it could’ve been something else,” the worker said. “People are always down here getting into nonsense — selling drugs, drag-racing, fighting.”

Additional details, including the man’s condition, weren’t immediately available.

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