CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was found shot to death in a crashed car early Monday in the Avondale neighborhood on the Northwest Side, marking the first reported homicide in Chicago in 2018, police said.

About 2:20 a.m., the 51-year-old was driving a Toyota Camry south on Pulaski when it crashed into a fence in the 3900 block of West Cornelia, according to preliminary information from Chicago Police.

The man had suffered a gunshot wound to his back, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The Cook County medical examiner’s office didn’t immediately confirm the fatality.

No one was in custody as Area North detectives investigated the shooting.

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