Three young children were not injured after gunmen opened fire on their car and killed the driver, causing him to crash into a Little Village cellphone shop on Wednesday morning.
The children – 3, 6 and 8 – and the man were stopped at a red light in the 2300 block of West Cermak Road at 5.35am when a dark colored vehicle pulled up and three people inside opened fire, Chicago police said. .
The 30-year-old man was shot in the chest and crashed into the T-Mobile store at Cermak and Western Avenue as he tried to flee.
He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and pronounced dead, police said. The children inside the car were not injured.
Police said no one was in custody.
Also Wednesday morning, several people were injured in a serious crash about three miles south of Gage Park. Paramedics took five people to the hospital – two of them in serious condition – after a four-vehicle crash on 51st Street and Western Avenue, according to the Chicago Fire Department.