Woman fatally shot while driving, crashes into dumpster in Belmont Gardens

Police said the woman’s car caught fire after crashing in the 2700 block of North Pulaski Road.

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A man was fatally shot early Saturday in Belmont Gardens.

A man was fatally shot early Saturday in Belmont Gardens.

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A woman was shot to death while driving early Saturday in the Belmont Gardens neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

Just after 1 a.m., Felicia Cortes, 27, was driving in the 2700 block of North Pulaski Road when someone in another car began to shoot at her, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Cortes lost control of the car and crashed into a nearby dumpster, with the vehicle then going up in flames, police said.

She was pronounced dead at the scene. Area detectives were investigating.

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