Man Shot in Head While Driving Crashes Into Buildings

A man crashed his car Monday night after he was shot in the head in the West Elsdon neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

The 33-year-old man was traveling westbound on 55th Street when he was shot, lost control of his 2007 Nissan Altima and struck two buildings at 10:42 p.m. in the 4400 block of West 55th Street, Chicago Police said.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting were not immediately known. Police believe the man was speeding when the crash occurred.

He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County Medical Examiner's office could not immediately confirm the fatality and further details, including his identity, were not available. 

No one was in custody in connection with the shooting as authorities continue to investigate.

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