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Two Men Shot Dead In Car In Ravenswood; Car Goes On To Crash And Catch Fire

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Two men were shot and killed in a vehicle in the Ravenswood neighborhood Thursday afternoon, and the car went on to crash and catch fire.

As CBS 2's Jermont Terry reported, police late Thursday were trying figure out what exactly happened. Wilson Avenue reopened just before 10 p.m. near the scene.

The car, a dark Mazda sport-utility vehicle, was also towed away late Thursday night.

At 5:06 p.m., the two victims were traveling in a vehicle in the 1500 block of West Wilson Avenue when a white truck went by and the person or people inside shot them both.

The man driving the car lost control after he was shot and later hit a fixed object. The car then started on fire.

The driver died at the scene, police said.

The other man in the car was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. The Fire Department said they transported him after he was pulled from the burning car.

When we arrived, dozens of evidence markers littered the street, showing where the bullet casings landed.

Detectives were also seen knocking on doors of homes looking for any surveillance video that could help them identify the shooters or their vehicle.

Not only did this take place in the middle of a residential block of Wilson Avenue off Ashland Avenue, but there is also a private school nearby – the Gardner School at 1525 W. Wilson Ave. Thankfully, the shooting happened well after dismissal.

No one was in custody late Thursday. Area Three detectives were investigating.

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