Man Shot In Chest Collides With CTA Bus

Two men were in a parked van when shots were fired, police said

By Vicky Baftiri
|  Wednesday, Jun 6, 2012  |  Updated 2:50 PM CDT
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Man Shot In Chest Collides With CTA Bus

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A man died Tuesday after he was shot in the chest and crashed his van into a CTA bus.

Police said the 22-year-old man was sitting in his parked van in the 6800 block of South Calumet when someone walked up around 10:39 p.m. and fired shots, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

A 19-year-old man sitting in the passenger seat suffered a graze wound to the chest, the Sun-Times reports.

Police said the driver attempted to flee after the shooting but collided with a nearby CTA bus.

Paramedics took the two injured men to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where the driver died and the passenger is recovering from his injuries.

The CTA bus driver was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

CTA officials told the Sun-Times passengers on the bus refused medical treatment for minor injuries. It's not known how many people were on the bus at the time of the crash.

Police are still investigating the shooting. No charges have been filed.

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