1 in custody after a man was injured in a shooting on North Avenue Beach

One person has been arrested after a man was injured in a shooting on North Avenue Beach Tuesday night.

The man was outside around 9 p.m. in the 1600 block of North Lake Shore Drive when he was shot by another man, Chicago police said.

The man was beaten and taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious to critical condition, authorities said.

Police said the suspected shooter was taken into custody and a gun was recovered. Charges are pending.

Several officers on the scene blocked the entrance to the beach, moving the crowd away from the shore.

Three young women who were on the beach said some fights had broken out before the shooting happened. They heard someone say “someone has a gun, someone has a gun” before hearing at least six shots, according to the women, who asked not to be named.

“We just heard gunshots and ran,” one of the women said.

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