Man, 30, apparently commits suicide after traffic crash on West Side: cops

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Police investigate a suicide about 2 a.m. Sunday, September 23, 2018 near the 400 block of South Hamlin Boulevard in Chicago. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times

A 30-year-old man fatally shot himself after being involved in a traffic crash early Sunday near Garfield Park on the West Side.

Officers responding to another crash noticed the collision at 1:51 a.m. in the 400 block of South Hamlin Boulevard, Chicago police said. A witness reported hearing a gunshot coming from the vehicle that struck another vehicle.

Officers then approached the vehicles, which were later taped off at the scene, and found the man unresponsive with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy found the man died of the gunshot wound and his death was ruled a suicide, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The other driver was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

Police investigate a suicide about 2 a.m. Sunday, September 23, 2018 near the 400 block of South Hamlin Boulevard in Chicago. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times

Police investigate a suicide about 2 a.m. Sunday, September 23, 2018 near the 400 block of South Hamlin Boulevard in Chicago. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times

Police investigate a suicide about 2 a.m. Sunday, September 23, 2018 near the 400 block of South Hamlin Boulevard in Chicago. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times

Police investigate a suicide about 2 a.m. Sunday, September 23, 2018 near the 400 block of South Hamlin Boulevard in Chicago. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times

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