Man killed, woman seriously wounded in drive-by shooting in West Town

They were in a car when a black Jeep pulled up and someone inside began firing around 1:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, police said. Their car then crashed in the 1600 block of West Congress Drive.

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A man was killed and a woman was seriously wounded in a drive-by shooting in West Town early Thursday.

They were in a car when a black Jeep pulled up and someone inside began firing around 1:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago police said. Their car then crashed in the 1600 block of West Congress Drive.

Bobby D. Jones Jr., 28, suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen and was transported to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. A woman, 34, was shot in the hip and left shoulder and was taken to Stroger in critical condition. 

A third person in the car was taken to the area for questioning, police said. A weapon was recovered in the car.

Days earlier, a man was killed when he was shot while driving a little over a mile away, police said.

Justin Williams, 33, was driving about 9:50 p.m. Monday when he was struck by gunfire, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Williams lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree, officials said. He was taken to Stroger initially in serious condition, but was pronounced dead.

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