Chicago shooting: Driver killed in crash, shooting in Forest Glen, police say

ByDiane Pathieu, Tre Ward, and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Driver killed in shooting, crash on NW Side: CPD
Chicago police said a driver died in a Forest Glen shooting and crash in the 5300 block of North Cicero Avenue.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A driver died after he was found in a crashed Jeep with gunshot wounds in the Forest Glen neighborhood on the Northwest Side on Monday morning, Chicago police said.

Police said a man driving a Silver Jeep SUV was heading southbound on Cicero Avenue when he was shot in the head. He was found unresponsive in the driver's seat of the vehicle at about 4:48 a.m. in the 5300-block of North Cicero Avenue.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities have not released his identity.

Bullet holes could be seen through the driver's side window, and detectives marked shell casings with evidence markers north of the scene.

City leaders called on residents to come forward with any information that could help solve this case. Alderwoman Samantha Nugent, who represents the 39th Ward, released a statement.

"I am infuriated and disgusted by the gun violence that continues to plague our city. I partner with the Chicago Police Department and our local police districts to install police observation device cameras and license plate readers at strategic locations, including the intersection of Peterson and Cicero off the expressway, and across the ward to help prevent and solve crimes," Nugent said.

It's not clear if anyone else was in the Jeep with the victim.

Area Five detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. No other injuries were reported and no one is in custody.

Further details on the circumstances of the shooting were not immediately available.

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