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Shooting Inside Car Leaves 2 Dead, 3 Wounded Outside Congress Plaza Hotel

Two of the victims ran inside the hotel and security called police.

Four men were shot and a fifth man hurt in a car crash in the 500 block of South Michigan Avenue, police said.
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CHICAGO — A shooting inside a car on South Michigan Avenue left two people dead, three wounded and a car on a roof outside the Congress Plaza Hotel.

It’s not clear why someone began shooting inside the car, or if more than one person fired the shots. Two guns were found, police said.

At 11:59 p.m., five men were inside a car in the 500 block of South Michigan Avenue when they got into a fight inside the car and someone fired shots, police said. The driver was hit in his shoulder and crashed into a pole, flipping the car.

Two people got out of the car and ran into a hotel, and the hotel’s security called officers, police said.

The shooting took place outside the Congress Plaza Hotel, according to ABC7.

The victims:

• A 31-year-old man was shot in his face and was taken to Northwestern Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
• A man, whose age was not immediately available, was hit in his head and was pronounced dead at Northwestern Hospital.
• A 29-year-old man was hit in his shoulder and he was taken to Northwestern Hospital.
• A 29-year-old man was hit in his shoulder and he was taken to Stroger Hospital.
• A 39-year-old man had back and neck pain from the car crash and was taken to Stroger Hospital.

Conditions for the three victims who survived were not available, but they were listed as “stable,” police said.

The shooting was an “isolated incident,” police said, but officers said it was currently undetermined who fired shots because the victims gave different stories about what happened.

Two weapons were found at the scene, police said. No one was in custody and an investigation was ongoing.