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Rideshare passenger shot, killed on Chicago's South Side

Uber passenger shot and killed on Chicago's South Side
Uber passenger shot and killed on Chicago's South Side 01:52

CHICAGO (CBS)-- A rideshare passenger was shot and killed in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood early Wednesday morning, and the shooter is still on the loose.

Around 1 a.m. Chicago police said a man was a passenger in the vehicle, a Honda Civic, in the 600 block of West 69th Street, when shots were fired from a dark-colored sedan. At least nine bullet holes were seen in the car. The back windshield was shattered.

Chicago police said a person in the dark-colored sedan started following the Civic. That's when shots were fired at the car as the Uber driver was heading westbound on 69th Street.

The driver of the rideshare, who works for Uber, called for help and said someone was following him, then fired shots.

Chicago rideshare passenger shot and killed on city's South Side 01:25

The victim, who police said was in his mid-20s, was shot multiple times and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died. The rideshare driver was not injured.

Police are investigating. No arrests have been made.

Chicago police data show there have been eight batteries, one assault and two armed robberies in rideshare vehicles so far in 2024. In 2023, there were 22 batteries, 15 assaults, and 10 robberies.

Also on Wednesday, Uber announced new customizable night safety features that include things like audio recording in vehicles and automatic trip sharing with friends and family.

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