4 Shot, 2 Fatally, Inside Car on Chicago's Michigan Avenue: Police - NBC Chicago

4 Shot, 2 Fatally, Inside Car on Chicago's Michigan Avenue: Police

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    4 Shot, 2 Fatally, Inside Car on Michigan Avenue: Police

    Four people were shot, two fatally, when an altercation inside a car erupted in gunfire early Monday in downtown Chicago. Sandra Torres reports. 

    (Published Monday, Oct. 1, 2018)

    Four people were shot, two fatally, when an altercation inside a car erupted in gunfire early Monday in downtown Chicago.

    The shooting, which was followed by a crash, took place at around 12 a.m. in the 500 block of South Michigan Avenue in the city's Loop, according to police.

    Five adult men were in the car traveling southbound when an altercation led to shots being fired, striking four of the men, officials said.

    Authorities said the driver was shot in the shoulder and lost control of the vehicle, crashing into a pole before the car flipped upside down and landed on its roof.

    Two of the victims exited the car with gunshot wounds and ran into a nearby hotel where security called police, officials said.

    A 31-year-old man was shot in the face and another adult man whose age was not known was shot in the head, according to police. Both were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where they were pronounced dead, officials said.

    The Cook County Medical Examiner's office could not confirm the fatalities and further details, including their identities, were not immediately available.

    Two 29-year-old men were each shot in the shoulder, authorities said. One was taken to Northwestern and the other to Stroger Hospital, with both listed in stable condition.

    A 39-year-old man was also taken to Stroger in stable condition with back and neck pain from the crash, according to police.

    Authorities said two weapons were recovered at the scene, but it's not clear who opened fire, as the victims had given varying accounts of what happened inside the car.

    No one is in custody in connection with the shooting, according to police, who continue to investigate.

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