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Lyft Driver Shot in West Ridge After Men Set Up Ride and Rob Him

By  Linze Rice and Evan F.  Moore | January 15, 2016 9:34am | Updated on January 15, 2016 11:20am

 A man was shot and robbed in Rogers Park Thursday night, police said. 
A man was shot and robbed in Rogers Park Thursday night, police said. 
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WEST RIDGE — Two men set up a ride with a Lyft driver in West Ridge and then robbed and shot him Thursday night, officials said.

The 26-year-old driver survived the ambush. He was shot in the shoulder.

It happened at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday in the 6100 block of North Wolcott Avenue. Several men got into the back seat of his car and one man shot the driver in his right shoulder, said Officer Jose Estrada, a Chicago Police spokesman.   

Ald. Patrick O'Connor (40th) said Rogers Park police told him the man was a Lyft driver who had a prearranged pickup at the location.

According to O'Connor, while the driver waited he was approached by two men in their 20s who robbed the man — and made off with his car keys.

The attackers also took the man's wallet and cellphone, Estrada said.

After the attack, the driver ran to the Citgo gas station at Peterson and Wolcott avenues, where police and emergency responders were contacted, according to O'Connor.

He was taken to St. Francis Hospital, where his condition stabilized, Estrada said.

No one is in custody, Estrada said. 

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