CHICAGO (CBS) – Two tow truck drivers were shot dead while at an accident scene in the Belmont Cragin area early Thursday morning.
Police said around 3:05 a.m. that tow truck drivers were standing in front of their truck at an accident scene on the 2700 block of North Central when an unknown man in a gray or gold SUV fired shots, hitting them both. A 37-year-old man sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his lower body while the second victim and a 38-year-old man were shot in the head, shoulder and torso.
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They self-transported to Community First Hospital, with the young victim then transferred to Illinois Masonic Hospital in critical condition and the other to Stroger Hospital in good condition.
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Initial reports indicate that this incident does not appear to be related to the scene of the accident or their work as tow truck drivers.
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No one is in custody. Zone Five detectives were investigating.