Weapon recovered from vehicle involved in hit-and-run crash that killed 37-year-old woman: CPD

A woman was killed Sunday morning after Chicago police say a Toyota crashed into a Nissan, which resulted in a woman from the Nissan being ejected from the vehicle.

The crash occurred in the 2400 block of West Irving Park.

Deputy Chief — Bureau of Detectives — Migdalia Bulnes provided an update and clarified information regarding the crash Sunday morning.

At about 3:03 a.m., an on-duty K9 officer was at the traffic light at Damen and Irving Park. The officer was facing westbound on Irving Park, Bulnes said.

He then heard shots fired and saw muzzle flash coming from a Toyota. He activated his lights and called the incident into the Zone.

As the Toyota went through the light at Irving Park and Damen, the officer began to follow it, Bulnes said.

The officer then saw the Toyota go through the light at Irving Park and Western, where it crashed into a Nissan.

A 37-year-old female passenger was ejected from the Nissan as a result of the crash.


She was taken to the hospital, where she died, Bulnes said.

The driver of the Nissan, a 27-year-old man, was taken to the hospital, but he did not suffer serious injuries, according to preliminary information provided by CPD Sunday morning.

The occupants inside the Toyota fled the scene on foot. A weapon was recovered from the vehicle, Bulnes said.

No suspects are in custody at this time.

Originally, CPD said two vehicles were shooting at each other — the Toyota and a black Sedan. However, Deputy Chief Migdalia Bulnes said the investigation is ongoing and it is unknown if a second car was also firing shots.