CHICAGO — A woman is dead after she was shot while driving and drove into a dumpster where her car caught on fire in the city’s Belmont Gardens neighborhood early Saturday morning.
Police say the woman was driving near the 2700 block of North Pulaski Road around 1:10 a.m. when shots were fired at her car and she crashed into a dumpster.
The woman was pronounced dead on the scene after her car caught fire.
On Sunday, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the woman as Felicia Cortes, 27.
Police are investigating the incident.
Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story identified the person who died as a man citing information from the Chicago Police Department. This story has since been updated after the medical examiner’s office identified the woman killed as Felicia Cortes, 27.