2 Killed, 1 Wounded in Shooting That Led to Crash: Chicago Police

Two people were killed and a third wounded in a shooting that led to a car crash early Wednesday on Chicago's West Side, authorities said.

The incident took place at around 3:40 a.m. in the 4300 block of West Lake Street in the city's West Garfield Park neighborhood, according to Chicago police.

Five people were traveling in a Jeep Grand Cherokee when someone opened fire on the vehicle, striking three people and causing the car to crash into a pillar under the train tracks at Lake Street and North Kostner Avenue, officials said.

A 21-year-old man was shot twice in the chest and once in the wrist, according to police, and a 22-year-old woman was shot in the back.

Police and fire officials said both were taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Medical Center, where they were pronounced dead. The Cook County Medical Examiner's office could not immediately confirm the fatality and further details, including their identities, were not available.

A 19-year-old man was also shot in the chest and was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was listed in serious condition, according to police.

Authorities said the two other people in the vehicle were not shot and did not suffer injuries in the crash.

No one was in custody in connection with the shooting, according to police, and an investigation into the incident remained ongoing.

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