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53-year-old woman shot to death in apparent road rage incident in suburbs

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SCHILLER PARK, Ill. – Police are looking for suspects tonight after an apparent case of road rage in Schiller Park that left a woman dead and a man wounded.

Police say the incident happened just before noon in the 9500 block of Lawrence Ave around noon Wednesday.

At least five shots were fired apparently from another car into the victims’ Honda. The Honda, which has New York plates crashed into a tree.

The 53-year-old woman behind the wheel was pronounced dead at the scene. A 19-year-old male passenger also shot. According to witnesses, he fled the car, covered in blood and sought help.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital. His condition is not known.

A nearby elementary school was briefly locked down as police swept the area searching for the gunman.

The West Suburban Major Crimes Task Force is assisting police in the investigation. Authorities say they don’t believe there’s any immediate risk to the public.