Driver shot in head, crashes car into steel beam, injuring 3 passengers in Chatham

He was driving in the 8300 block of South Vincennes Avenue when he was shot in the head by someone in a red van, police said.

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A man was fatally shot and three others in the vehicle were injured when the vehicle lost control and crashed Sunday night on the South Side.

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A driver was fatally shot and crashed his car into a steel beam, injuring three passengers in Chatham on the South Side Sunday night.

Maurice Cole, 30, was driving in the 8300 block of South Vincennes Avenue when he was shot in the head by someone in a red van about 11:35 p.m., Chicago police and Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

He crashed his car and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Three women in the car were injured in the crash, police and fire officials said.

A 28-year-old woman suffered a broken hip and leg and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, police said.

Another female suffered body trauma, and was also taken to the hospital also in critical condition, police said.

Another woman, 29, suffered head trauma and a broken hand and was taken to St. Bernard hospital in fair condition, police said.

No one was in custody.

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