CHICAGO — A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed on the North Side after a shootout led to a car crash.
The boy was a passenger in a car that was traveling eastbound from Irving Park Road near the 2400 block of West Cuyler Avenue just before 11 p.m. Monday when shots were fired from an occupant in a Dodge sedan.
The vehicle the 16-year-old was in then crashed into a parked car on the 4000 block of North Ashland Avenue. The driver fled on foot and the boy was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head, where he later died.
Police believe there was an exchange of gunfire. A weapon was recovered from the boy’s vehicle.
No one has been taken into custody and Area Three detectives are investigating.
The shooting is not far from where 37-year-old Janelle Gardiner was killed in a hit-and-run.