Man fatally shot while driving in Lincoln Square

A 41-year-old man was shot and killed as he drove in Lincoln Square on Monday morning, police said.

He was driving with two passengers when a gray SUV pulled alongside them on the 5300 block of North Western around 5:10 a.m. A gunman opened fire on their car from the passenger seat of the SUV, and one bullet struck the victim in his chest, police said.

The victim lost control of his car, crashed into a building on the 5200 block of North Western, and then ran into a nearby gas station where he collapsed onto the floor, according to a CPD report. He later died at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston.

A 44-year-old man who was in his car suffered minor injuries in the crash. The second passenger, a 47-year-old man, was not injured.

Police said the gunman’s car, which may have been an older model Acura, fled the scene.

Area Three detectives are investigating.

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