One person died and two others were injured after being hit by a car involved in a gang-related chase in the Cragin neighborhood Friday night, police said.

The three, all in their early 50s, were pedestrians and not involved in the dispute.

A Nissan Altima and a Mitsubishi were chasing each other west on Armitage Avenue when the Altima jumped a curb and struck three pedestrians before crashing into the corner of a building, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.

One of the victims was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and the other two went to Mount Sinai Hospital, a spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department said.

The 52-year-old man taken to Illinois Masonic was pronounced dead at the hospital, Gaines said.

The Cook County medical examiner's office identified him as Fernando Lagos-Balsco, of the 1200 block of West Leland Avenue.

One man, 52, was in critical condition and another, 38, was in fair condition Saturday, police said.

Police arrested three people from the Altima and two from the Mitsubishi, Gaines said. Charges are pending against the group.

Police cordoned off the northwest corner of Lawler Avenue and Armitage Avenue early Saturday morning while conducting an investigation.

Police SUVs and yellow tape blocked traffic both ways on Armitage between Grand and Lavergne avenues.

Initial reports indicated people inside the two cars were exchanging gunfire but police later said that people in the cars were throwing bottles at each other.

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