CHICAGO — A woman was killed Saturday night when an alleged gunman fleeing a crime scene caused a four-car collision in Humboldt Park, authorities said.
About 11:30 p.m. Saturday, two men — ages 38 and 33 — got into a heated argument in the 100 block of South Springfield Avenue, said Officer Jose Estrada, a police spokesman. The 33-year-old allegedly pulled a gun and opened fire, striking his acquaintance in his left ankle.
The shooter tried to flee the scene by car, but caused a four-car crash in Humboldt Park near the intersection of West Chicago Avenue and North Pulaski Road, Estrada said.
Six people, including the shooter, were injured — one fatally.
A 35-year-old woman, whose was identified as Marison Mercado, was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital at 12:59 a.m. Sunday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.
Four other victims were treated at Mount Sinai, Norwegian American Hospital, West Suburban Medical Center and Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, respectively. Ages and genders were not immediately available.
The shooter was treated at Stroger Hospital. He is currently in police custody, and charges are pending, Estrada said. A weapon was recovered at the crash site.