Monday, October 17, 2016

Man Shot Dead While Driving In Uptown Sunday Evening

Rescue workers rush the shooting victim from the scene. (Image: Uptown Chicago Rocks)
UPDATE 12:10PM--The victim is identified (Story here). Our original report follows.
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Rack up another homicide for Uptown.

A 25-year-old man was killed Sunday after being shot as he drove in the 4500 block of North Hazel around 8:50 p.m., police said.

The scene moments after shots rang out. (Image: Uptown Chicago Rocks)
The man was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center with a single gunshot wound to his head.

A neighbor who spoke with us believes the shooting is related to an earlier incident at the same intersection.

Around 4 p.m., a group of men was seen selling drugs when another man emerged from a gray vehicle and pulled a gun from under the car’s front seat.

The gunman did not shoot during the earlier incident and he fled before police arrived, the witness said.

Sunday's homicide was Uptown’s second shooting of the weekend.

A 24-year-old man suffered gunshot wounds to his leg and ankle in the 1100 block of West Wilson on Saturday evening. He is a known gang member.

Uptown has logged 7 homicides and 23 non-fatal shootings so far this year. One of the homicides was ruled a justifiable killing of a would-be carjacker, according to police.
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