A 21-year-old woman was shot and killed as she sat in her car at a red light on Chicago’s North Side early Monday morning.
The woman was stopped in her Jeep SUV at the intersection of Ridge and Peterson avenues in the Edgewater neighborhood when someone in a gray sedan pulled up alongside the vehicle and started firing shots, police said.
She was struck in the head, according to police, but managed to keep driving for nearly a block before coming to a stop a near a train viaduct along the roadway.
Officials say a man who was riding with the woman at the time in the passenger seat is a documented gang member, but he was uninjured in the shooting.
The silver vehicle could be seen with a shattered front passenger window as investigators combed over the crime scene hours later.
Police hope some of the businesses near the busy intersection, opposite the Heart of Chicago Motel and the Barrelman Tavern, may have security footage that can aid them in the investigation. Authorities say they are also looking at video from a nearby red light camera to find the killer.
No one is in custody.