A gunman opened fire from a white SUV and killed a 53-year-old man who was driving next to them in Lakeview neighborhood on Thursday afternoon, according to Chicago police. No one is in custody.
Police said the two vehicles were traveling southbound on the 3700 block of North Ashland around 3:50 p.m. when someone opened fire from a newer-model Ford Explorer, striking the driver of the other vehicle in the neck.
Surgeons worked to save the victim at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, but doctors pronounced the man dead around 5:30 p.m. He is identified as 53-year-old Daniel Cox of the West Town neighborhood. Cox worked as an electrician at a Rogers Park-based firm.
Witnesses told police that the shooter’s vehicle turned west on Waveland and sped from the scene. Another witness reported seeing a white SUV “flying over speed bumps and bottoming out on the 3800 block of North Hermitage” around the time of the shooting.
The witness told CWBChicago they were walking their children home from school activities when they saw the SUV speeding on Hermitage with a male driver and a female passenger.
Police said the gunman’s vehicle has a large sunroof and two rails on the top.
Cox is the fifth person to be shot in Lakeview this year. He’s the neighborhood’s second homicide victim of 2019.
On June 17, 30-year-old Daniel Ochoa was fatally shot as he rode in a vehicle on the 2800 block of North Broadway. The shooting followed an altercation with someone in another car near Belmont and Sheffield minutes earlier, police said. No one has been charged with Ochoa’s death.
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