Man charged in connection with road rage shooting that critically wounded toddler on Lake Shore DriveJermaine Nolenon April 8, 2021 at 6:34 am

Chicago police investigate in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive at East Monroe Street, where a 2-year-old boy was shot in the head while he was traveling inside a car near Grant Park, Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
Police investigate after a child was shot April 6, 2021, at Monroe Street and Lake Shore Drive near Grant Park.  | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times

Jushawn Brown, of Englewood, is due in bond court Thursday.

A 43-year-old man is facing a felony gun charge in connection with a road rage shooting on Lake Shore Drive Tuesday that left a toddler critically wounded, according to Chicago police.

Jushawn Brown, of Englewood, has been charged with a felony count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, police said.

A dispute over one car not letting another car into a lane of traffic about 11 a.m. Tuesday on northbound Lake Shore Drive just south of Soldier Field apparently led to the shooting, Chicago Police Cmdr. Jake Alderden said at a news conference Tuesday.

Both cars continued north and shooting began on Lake Shore Drive just west of the Shedd Aquarium. Bullet casings were recovered over a two-block stretch as the cars proceeded north, Alderden said.

Kayden Swann, a 21-month-old boy who was in Brown’s vehicle as shots were fired, was struck in the temple and suffered a severe brain injury, said Dr. Marcelo Malakooti, medical director of the pediatric intensive care unit at Lurie Children’s Hospital. The boy has been placed in a medically induced coma to protect his brain and is on a ventilator.

Brown was identified by police as the person who allegedly pulled out a gun and fired shots at another vehicle during the road-rage incident, police said. He was taken into custody in the 200 block of East Huron Street.

Brown is due in bond court Thursday.

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