UPDATE: Two shot dead in Old Town; Victims’ car struck by more than 12 rounds

The victims’ car crashed into a light pole at 1606 N. Sedgwick | Provided

Two men are dead after occupants of an SUV opened fire on their vehicle while the two vehicles traveled westbound in the 100 block of West North Avenue on Sunday morning.  Police said the shooting may stem from an earlier argument between the two parties. No one is in custody.

Witnesses reported hearing shots near a Shell gas station around 5:55 a.m. The victims’ red Buick crashed into a light pole in the 1600 block of North Sedgwick moments later while the offender’s car turned north on La Salle Drive, police said. At least a dozen bullet holes were in the sedan, according to CPD, and the occupant of a second-floor apartment reported their window shot out in the 1500 block of North La Salle.

More than a dozen rounds struck the victims’ car, police said. | Provided

Officials identified the victims as 22-year-old Tavion Matthews and 25-year-old Marcus Walker, Jr. of the 1400 block of North Sedgwick.

Matthews suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the upper back while Walker succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds to his body, according to police.

The shooting took place near a Shell gas station in the 100 block of W. North

Chicago police said in a statement that both victims are “known to police.” State and CPD records show that Matthews served prison time for a gun charge and he was charged with another felony gun violation after being paroled last year.

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