Sunday, June 02, 2019

Two shot dead while driving in Old Town Sunday morning

Bullet holes riddle the passenger side of the victims' car. | Provided
An updated version of this story is posted HERE.
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Two men are dead after occupants of an SUV opened fire on their vehicle while the two cars traveled through the intersection of North Avenue and La Salle in the Old Town neighborhood on Sunday morning. No one is in custody.

The scene of the crash at 1606 North Sedgwick. | Provided
According to preliminary information collected from sources:

Witnesses reported hearing shots around 5:55 a.m., followed by the crash. Shell casings were found in the intersection of North and La Salle. A resident of a nearby apartment building reported that their second-floor window was shot out in the 1500 block of North La Salle.

The victims’ red Buick continued traveling westbound for a short distance before it veered north on Sedgwick and crashed into a light pole, according to witnesses.

Both victims were transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

One victim is a 22-year-old man who recently served time on a gun charge. He was subsequently charged with another gun violation after being paroled last year.

The second victim has not yet been positively identified. A source said he may be the owner of the crashed vehicle, a 25-year-old who lives in the 1400 block of North Sedgwick.
The victims were heading west on North Ave. when they were shot. | Google

Police believe the shots may have been fired from a white Jeep or Range Rover Evoque, a source said.

CWBChicago will update this story as official details are released.
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