Gunman kills driver at street ‘takeover’ as video cameras roll

CHICAGO — A man was shot and killed during a “street takeover” in Gage Park overnight. No arrests have been made. Videos posted to social media by Chicago Critter show much of what happened.

One clip in the montage shows a man in a gray hoodie sitting on the hood of a black Honda Accord when the car’s driver accelerates into a crowd at 59th and Western around 3:21 a.m. At least three people fall to the street as the vehicle passes through the crowd and then strikes a white SUV.

Another clip begins a split second after the Accord hits the SUV. It shows the sedan striking a man in a black hoodie. Then the shots begin, possibly fired by the man in a black hoodie.

The driver of the sedan was pronounced dead at the scene. He suffered gunshot wounds to his face, chest, and arms. Officials identified him as 20-year-old Guillermo Caballero.

In a media statement, CPD said their preliminary investigation confirmed that a man shot the driver through his front windshield. The police department did not reveal that the shooting occurred during a takeover.

Takeovers, also called “sideshows,” are ongoing issues for the city. They involve groups of people blocking off intersections so drivers can spin donuts and do burnouts in the intersection. Officers responding to the shooting scene last night said they saw 20 or 30 cars speeding away from the intersection as they arrived.

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