CHICAGO (CBS) – Two tow truck drivers were shot while on a crash scene in the Belmont Central neighborhood early Thursday morning.
Police said around 3:05 a.m., the tow truck drivers were standing outside their truck on a crash scene on the 2700 block of North Central when an unknown man in a gray or gold SUV fired shots, striking them both. A 37-year-old man suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the lower body while the second victim and a 38-year-old man was shot in the head, shoulder, and torso.READ MORE: Teen, 15, Shot In The Loop
They self-transported to Community First Hospital with the younger victim later transferred to Illinois Masonic Hospital in critical condition and the other to Stroger Hospital in good condition.READ MORE: CTA Bus Driver Beaten Near Millennium Park
Initial reports say this incident does not appear related to the crash scene, or their job as tow truck drivers.MORE NEWS: Oak Park And River Forest High School Ban On Activities Due To COVID Outbreak Sparks Outrage
No one is in custody. Area Five detectives were investigating.