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Man fatally shot while driving on Southwest Side

Maurice Patterson, 23, was driving west on 45th Street when shots were fired at him from the street, police said.

Chicago police investigate the scene of a fatal shooting in Sleepy Hollow on the Southwest Side.
Chicago police investigate the scene of a fatal shooting Dec. 3, 2019, in Sleepy Hollow on the Southwest Side.
Sam Kelly/Sun-Times

A 23-year-old man was fatally shot Tuesday while he was driving in Sleepy Hollow on the Southwest Side.

About 11:03 p.m., Maurice Patterson, of Austin, was driving west on 45th Street when shots were fired at him from the street in the 4500 block of South Knox Avenue, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Patterson was struck in the head and rushed to Mt. Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.

No one is in custody as Area Central detectives investigate.

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