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1 killed, 1 wounded after shooting inside vehicle in Gage Park

Police sources said the incident appears to be drug-related.

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One person was killed and another wounded Feb. 12, 2020, in a shooting inside a vehicle in Gage Park.
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A man was killed and another injured Wednesday after an exchange gunfire inside a vehicle in Gage Park on the Southwest Side.

A man, 27, was in the front seat about 10:20 p.m. in the 5300 block of South Albany Avenue when someone in the back seat pulled out a gun and shot him in the torso, police said. The 27-year-old also fired shots, possibly striking the back seat passenger.

Raul Cruz, 20, who was also in the vehicle was shot in the chest and taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He lived in Gage Park.

An autopsy found Cruz died of a gunshot wound to his chest, the medical examiner’s office said. His death was ruled a homicide.

The 27-year-old was able to run before a friend drove him to Holy Cross Hospital, police said. He was later transferred to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he was in good condition.

Police sources said the incident appears to be drug-related.

No one is in custody, as Area Central detectives investigate.

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