A 25-year-old woman was shot and killed and a man sustained critical injuries Friday afternoon when both were struck by gunshots while riding in a vehicle in the Ashburn neighborhood, Chicago police said.
The shooting was reported at approximately 2:56 p.m. in the 2800 block of West 79th Street near South California Avenue. The two adults and a child were heading westbound on 79th Street when a vehicle, described as a possible burgundy Dodge Durango, drove up alongside the victims' vehicle. Someone inside then fired shots, authorities said.
The victim's vehicle subsequently came to a stop after crashing into the median.
The 25-year-old woman sustained a gunshot to the head and died at the scene, police said. The male victim, who is 29 years old, sustained gunshot wounds to the back and hand, along with a graze wound to the head.
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He was rushed to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition, police said. The child, whose age remains unknown, was not injured, but taken to the hospital as a precaution.
The offenders fled the scene following the shooting, police said.
No one has been taken into custody.