Chicago police, firefighters and paramedics responded just after 3:40 a.m. Wednesday August 8, 2018 to a pin-in crash that occurred after three of five people traveling in a Jeep were hit by gunfire.
Two people were transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, where they were pronounced dead. One person was transported to Cook County Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition. A fourth person was injured from the pin-in crash when the Jeep hit an elevated train track steel pillar for the CTA Green Line.
The dead that were brought to Mount Sinai were a 21-year-old man, who was shot twice in the chest and a 22-year-old woman, who was shot in the back.
The gunshot victim that was transported to Stroger and listed in serious condition was a 19-year-old man, who was shot in the chest.
UPDATE: CRASH WITH ENTRAPMENT AFTER 3 PEOPLE SHOT IN VEHICLE NEAR LAKE ST AND KOSTNER AVE, CHICAGO https://t.co/5EzLsxMFfP
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Police believed the shooting happened about 3:40 a.m. about one block from Lake and Kostner. Police initially do not know if the shooter or shooters were pedestrians or in another vehicle when the shots hit the Jeep. Chicago police are investigating.
The crash was located about 1 mile west of the Garfield Park Observatory, and about 3 miles west of the United Center, and less than a half mile north of Madison Street. State Street and Madison Street intersection is about 5 miles east of the crime scene.
The shooting and crash was just less than one mile north of the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) along Kostner.
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