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Driver shot after being ‘caught in the middle’ of street takeover – NBC Chicago

A driver was shot and killed early Sunday after being caught in the middle of a “takeover” in Chicago’s Gage Park neighborhood, Chicago police said.

According to a police community alert, the incident happened around 3 a.m. Sunday in the 5900 block of South Western Avenue.

The driver, a 20-year-old man, was driving a black Honda Accord when he was “caught in the middle of a street stop,” according to the alert.

After entering a circle of vehicles and pedestrians, the driver attempted to exit the intersection when two people fired several shots at the vehicle.

A report from the Chicago Sun-Times says the man was shot in the windshield while driving the car. The victim, later identified as Guillermo Caballero, 20, of West Englewood, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

Video of the incident shared by crime blog CWB Chicago shows a crowded intersection with dozens of cars at the time of the shooting.

Chicago police said they were searching for two shooters involved in the incident. No one was in custody.

Anyone with information, photographs or video footage of the incident is asked to contact Area One detectives at 312-747-8380.

Similar street takeovers have hit Chicago during the hottest months in recent years. Anyone caught participating in the buybacks can be found out between $5,000 and $10,000, and participating cars can be seized.