Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Rogers Park: Man shot dead Monday night

Police said the man was shot while standing outside of 7575 North Rogers. | Google
UPDATE: Chicago police said this morning that the man has been pronounced dead.
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A 42-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot on a Rogers Park street corner Monday evening. No one is in custody.

Police said the department is familiar with the victim, who was standing outside of 7575 North Rogers when someone fired shots from inside a white BMW at 9:17 p.m. The man transported to St. Francis Hospital with gunshot wounds to his left thigh, abdomen, and left buttock, according to police.

The BMW was last seen heading eastbound on Rogers, then turning north onto Greenview.

Monday’s incident was the second shooting in four days for the Far North Side neighborhood. Quintin Brown, 17, was shot to death at 2:15 p.m. last Thursday in the 6900 block of North Glenwood.

But year-to-date murders and shootings in Rogers Park are at ten-year lows, according to city data. Five people were murdered or shot in the neighborhood through July 1st this year. That ties 2017 for the lowest count since at least 2010. By comparison, ten people were killed or shot in RP during the same time last year and thirteen cases were recorded in 2016.