2 Men Dead After Shooting, Crash On Busy Sheridan Road

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police are looking for the person who shot and killed two men in traffic overnight in the Rogers Park neighborhood.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, police say the two men were in traffic around 12:45 a.m. Monday when someone opened fire into their sport-utility vehicle in the 7600 block of North Sheridan Road, just north of Howard Street.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports

Police say the driver, Dion Miller, 26, of the 6200 block of North Francisco Avenue, was shot in the leg. His passenger, Jonathan Bell, 27, of the 7400 block of North Ashland Avenue, was shot in the side.

The SUV went on to hit a tree after its occupants were shot. Bell was pronounced dead at 1:10 a.m., while Miller was pronounced dead just after 2 a.m. at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office told the Sun-Times Media Wire.

An autopsy should be performed on both victims later Monday. It is not clear whether the victims died from their gunshot wounds or from the subsequent crash.

The stretch of Sheridan Road where the shooting happened is a couple blocks south of the boundary between Chicago and Evanston. It is busy with heavy traffic 24 hours a day.

No one was in custody in the shooting as of later Monday morning.

  • juju

    Rogers Park was so much nicer prior to the Section 8 people moving in.

    • shoofly

      Two people’s lives were tragically cut short and all you have to add is an insulting, insensitive and bigoted comment? Shame on you.

      • Tyrell McPimpscoon

        looks like poor ol’ shoofly can’t handle the truth…the clueless idiot insults those that speak the truth and gives a pass to the savages that are running amok.

  • Tyrell McPimpscoon

    black-on-black violence…it does your city good!!!!!

  • Tyrell McPimpscoon

    those damned Amish thugs…if it weren’t for them running loose we wouldn’t need any guns for protection. We can’t they behave civily like us Crips and Bloods.

  • FRANKY Gilapalo

    this is not meant for shoofly. wow none of you know anything about rogers park prolly because you have no real ties to the neighborHOOD but u should just keep to your self and work on building a more peaceful world.

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