Toddler shot on Lake Shore Drive: Kayden Swann out of coma, nonetheless on ventilator


A 1-year-old boy who was shot Tuesday on Lake Shore Drive has been faraway from a medically induced coma, however remained on a ventilator Saturday.

Medical doctors at Lurie Youngsters’s Hospital mentioned Kayden Swann “continues to exhibit optimistic enhancements,” although he’s nonetheless in important situation within the pediatric intensive care unit.

Whereas he’s nonetheless on a ventilator to “help along with his respiratory and different important therapies,” docs deemed it secure to take away him from the coma, in line with a press release from Dr. Marcelo Malakooti, medical director of the hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit.

Swann was shot about 11 a.m. April 6 on Lake Shore Drive close to Grant Park after a road-rage dispute turned violent, police mentioned.

Prosecutors mentioned the altercation began when an SUV tried to merge onto Lake Shore Drive close to Soldier Subject and practically struck the automobile Swann was driving in.

Jushawn Brown, a 43-year-old man in a relationship with Swann’s grandmother, was behind the wheel of Swann’s automobile and acquired right into a verbal dispute with the SUV driver, which escalated when each males pulled out weapons, prosecutors mentioned.

Brown ultimately drove away however the SUV driver nonetheless fired pictures on the automobile, one in all which pierced the rear passenger window and struck Swann within the head.

Brown was slapped with felony gun prices in reference to the incident and launched on $5,000 bail.

The SUV driver has not been arrested.

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