Jose Antonio Jimenez of Evergreen Park shot to death while driving tow truck in Chicago

Jose Antonio Jimenez was working Wednesday evening, driving his tow truck in the South Chicago neighborhood, when he was shot to death.

Jimenez, 32, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet tow truck south in the 8800 block of South Houston at 8:35 p.m., according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Someone fired shots at the truck and Jimenez was hit.

He suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the left side of his abdomen, and drove to the 9100 block of South South Chicago, where the truck crashed through a wrought iron fence, police said.

Jimenez was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:20 p.m., authorities said.

He lived in southwest suburban Evergreen Park.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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