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Road rage triggers shooting, crash in Jefferson Park

Chicago police are searching for four people, and questioning three others, as they investigate an act of road rage that triggered gun fire and a two-vehicle crash in Jefferson Park.

Police say a white Cadillac Escalade pulled up to a home at Montrose and Lavergne Avenue around 5 a.m. They claim a black Mercedes SUV then came up behind the Escalade, and someone inside the Mercedes opened fire. A 37 year-old man in the Escalade was wounded in the back. The Mercedes then sped-off, and the Escalade raced after it.

The Mercedes ran a red light at Nagle Avenue and plowed into a Toyota van. The four people inside the Mercedes, three men and a woman, ran off. Two guns were recovered from the vehicle. The Escalade stopped at a CVS store and asked someone there to call 911. While there, the driver saw an ambulance heading to the accident scene and followed it.

The gunshot victim is in serious condition at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. The driver of the Toyota van was taken to Resurrection Medical Center.

Police are questioning the three people in the Escalade.

They are also checking surveillance footage from a camera at Foster and Nagle.

WGN News Writer C. Hayes published this story.

The Chicago Tribune also provided information for this report.

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15 Comments to “Road rage triggers shooting, crash in Jefferson Park”

    Baldy said:
    March 22, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    Whats the road rage…..I just see another senseless act of violence with a gun.

      Brian Millersmith said:
      March 22, 2013 at 1:27 PM

      Mercedes? Escalade? Hmmm… I agree! No "Road Rage." Sounds like gang related drug activity.

        Jason said:
        March 22, 2013 at 2:12 PM

        So only drug dealers & gangsters drive benzes & escalades?! You either watch too many rap videos or just an extremely ignorant individual.

        karen said:
        March 22, 2013 at 2:37 PM

        Usually the law abiding citizens that do drive Mercedes and Escalades don't pull up behind you and shoot, really? You don't have to watch rap videos to get that.

        Ljdj said:
        March 22, 2013 at 7:44 PM

        Yep Karen your right

        Brian Millersmith said:
        March 22, 2013 at 10:15 PM

        FYI, I drive a BMW, have a Masters Degree and well – don't go on shooting rampages. 'Nuf said…

        Vanessa said:
        March 23, 2013 at 8:11 AM

        Good for you! But were talking about the neighborhood and car models–definitely gang violence.

    318mopar said:
    March 22, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    No, this is not road rage, this was gang related or drug related crime. .

    dora said:
    March 22, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    sure it will happen more when concealed weapons are legal!

      guest said:
      March 22, 2013 at 4:13 PM

      guess you'll just have to wait and see. It's coming.

    jeff said:
    March 22, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    who can drive a 65k truck russians ?

    Ljdj said:
    March 22, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    No road rage here, I live down the street and its pretty calm around 5 am. Guaranteed its just some filthy spics going to town on each other!

      Brian Millersmith said:
      March 22, 2013 at 10:22 PM

      Sad thought, but it could have been gang/drug related & just ended up in your area. Stuff happens miles away and they'll chase each other to the end of the Earth…

    Casey said:
    March 22, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Im from jefferson/portage park my whole life, it was once, one of the better parts of the city…now b/c of all these young WANNABE gangsters, it's just like everywhere else in the city. Sad

    Enrique said:
    March 23, 2013 at 8:03 AM

    This was gang related, similar to the pimp (with hoes in tow) that rammed the criminal rapper in Vegas.

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