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Man killed in Ukrainian Village shooting

Police investigate Monday morning after an SUV crashed into a traffic light at Division and Western when the driver was killed in a shooting. | Matthew Hendrickson/Sun-Times

A 25-year-old man was killed while driving in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood early Monday.

William Villa was driving a black SUV in the 1100 block of North Western Avenue at 2:27 a.m. when he stopped at a red light at Western and Division, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. A dark-colored car pulled alongside his vehicle and someone inside opened fire.

The SUV then pulled forward and crashed into a traffic light in the northeast corner of the intersection.

The rear driver’s-side window of the SUV was shattered in the shooting, and multiple bullet holes lined the driver’s side of the vehicle, an officer at the scene said.

He was shot in the head, but three female passengers in the SUV were not injured, police said. Villa was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:54 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

He lived in the 2400 block of South Drake.

An autopsy will be conducted Tuesday.

Police investigate Monday morning after an SUV crashed into a traffic light at Division and Western when the driver was killed in a shooting. | Matthew Hendrickson/Sun-Times
Police investigate Monday morning after an SUV crashed into a traffic light at Division and Western when the driver was killed in a shooting. | Matthew Hendrickson/Sun-Times