Confrontation after traffic crash ends with man shot near UIC

The shooting occurred at the intersection of Roosevelt and Racine. | Google

Chicago police say a minor traffic crash ended with a man being shot in Little Italy on Friday night. The offender is still on the loose.

The incident began with a fender-bender between the 23-year-old victim and a red minivan near Roosevelt and Damen at around 11:30 p.m. Police said the victim followed the minivan after the collision until the vehicles stopped at a red light at Roosevelt and Racine.

Both drivers got out of their cars, and the minivan driver pulled out a gun, shooting the victim in the chest, calf, and back of the neck, police said.

After the shooting, the victim drove himself to Mt. Sinai Hospital. Police said he was in critical condition.

Witnesses reported that the minivan headed east on Roosevelt after the shooting and may have turned south on Union Avenue. CPD did not release a description of the gunman.

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