A man who crashed into a parked van and garage after being shot while driving in the West Pullman neighborhood has died from his injuries, officials said.
The man, 38, was shot twice and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious to critical condition, but died from his injuries this morning, according to police and a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office.
He was driving a red Chevy Caprice when someone started firing from the street in the 600 block of West 117th Street, Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.
The driver tried to speed away and lost control of his car in the 11500 block of South Lowe Avenue, Mirabelli said.
The man's identity was not released pending family notification.
Two days ago, another man was shot and killed while driving through the same neighborhood, about four blocks away.
Dane Whitfield, 31, crashed through a chain-link fence and into a home after he was shot in the 11800 block of Harvard Avenue about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said.
Whitfield was driving south when shots rang out, police said. He hit a parked car, shearing off its back end, then hit a utility pole and crashed through a fence and into a house in the 11900 block of South Harvard, police said.
No one was in custody in that shooting either.
At least 10 people have been shot since April 10 in a roughly one-square-mile area encompassing the West Pullman and Roseland neighborhoods, from 113th Street south to 123rd Street, between Halsted Street and Michigan Avenue.
In one of the shootings, a 36-year-old man was killed and his younger brother wounded in the 12000 block of South Normal Avenue.
Other shootings have occurred in the 11700 block of South Halsted Street, 11300 block of South Michigan Avenue and 12300 block of South Emerald Avenue.Copyright © 2015, RedEye