03/25/2013 11:42 am ET Updated Mar 25, 2013

Man Double-Parked Shot In Head: Cops Say Dispute Over Parking Sparked Gun Violence

Police say a dispute over a double-parked car prompted a man to shoot the car's driver in the head early Sunday in Chicago's Chicago Lawn neighborhood.

The Sun-Times reports the shooter was trying to drive past the victim's double-parked car, with prompted an argument with the 30-year-old man 3:51 a.m. Sunday in the 7100 block of South Maplewood Avenue.

After the verbal exchange, the Tribune reports the gunman drove down the street before exiting the car and walking up to the victim to fire a single shot, which struck him in the head.

The victim was standing on the sidewalk next to the parked car when he was shot, according to the Tribune. Witnesses tell police there were two people in the shooter's car including the gunman, who reportedly also exchanged words with a female passenger sitting in the victim's car.

According to NBC reports, witnesses said the double-parked car had left enough room for other vehicles to pass by.

Police said the victim ran away and fell in an alley where he was picked up by an ambulance and taken to an area hospital, United Press International reports. The victim was "walking, talking breathing, living," according to police.

No one is in custody but area police are investigating.

The Sunday morning shooting victim was one of at least 12 people wounded in acts of violence citywide this weekend. Two men were killed, according to CBS Chicago.



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