Chicago police: 2 shot, 1 fatally, in Streeterville after being chased from West Side

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Friday, September 9, 2022
2 shot, 1 fatally, in Streeterville after chased from West Side: CPD
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Chicago police said a man was killed and a woman was injured in a downtown Chicago drive-by shooting after a chase from the West Side Friday, Chicago police said.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man was killed and a woman was injured in a downtown Chicago shooting following a car chase from the West Side Friday morning, Chicago police said.

Police said someone in a silver truck started shooting at the two as they drove on Chicago's West Side around 3 a.m.

The truck then followed the man and woman toward downtown, where the gunman continued shooting.

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The chase continued into the 600-block of Grand Avenue, when police said someone from the silver truck continued firing at about 3:11 a.m.

Police said the shooting ended at Ontario and St. Clair streets, less than a block away from Michigan Avenue. Police were seen investigating a Hyundai Sonata riddled with bullets.

The 27-year-old man driving the car was wounded multiple times in the torso and transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, where he later died, police said.

A 20-year-old woman was shot in the back and transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition, police said.

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Devin Taylor said she frequently visits Chicago from Detroit and was shocked when she witnessed the scene firsthand.

"I am really surprised that something like this happened," she said. "I've personally been coming here for months and I have never seen any crime down here at all. I've never felt unsafe. I've never been provoked by anyone."

A resident who lives nearby heard the shooting.

"I am just sitting on my sofa reading and I hear ratatatat, like a quick burst," he said.

"It's a tragic shame that a shooting happened last night because we were having an event down here and very easily could've been a stray bullet hitting us," said Matt Beaver, who staying at a nearby hotel.

It's still unclear what sparked the pre-dawn shooting or if authorities have identified any possible suspects.

Nonetheless, the violent scene was not a surprise to some.

"It's too much all the time," said Dawn Posey, who works in Streeterville. "It seems like everybody is so upset about every little thing and I just think we really need to focus a lot more on giving everybody a little bit more understanding and a little bit more grace. Everything does not always have to turn into such an escalation."

Police do not have any suspects in custody at this time, as Area Three detectives continue to investigate.