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Published on April 02, 2024
Man, 54, Fatally Shot in West Garfield Park ChicagoSource: Google Street View

A 54-year-old man was found shot to death Tuesday morning in West Garfield Park, marking another chapter in the city's ongoing struggle with gun violence, authorities said. The victim was discovered outside on the 800 block of South Kolmar Avenue with two gunshot wounds to his abdomen, according to the Chicago Police Department's media incident report.

Emergency responders rushed him to Mount Sinai Hospital, in critical condition, where he succumbed to his injuries and was later pronounced dead. The identity of the man, whose life was cut short in the early hours of the day, has not been released by medical authorities. The case remains unsolved as no arrests have been made, and the investigation is conducted by Area 4 detectives.

Details surrounding the fatal shooting remain scant as officials continue to piece together the moments that led to the man's untimely demise. The local community is once again forced to confront the specter of gun violence that plagues their streets, often leaving more questions than answers in its wake.

The incident which occurred around 7:40 a.m., adds to the city's grim statistics of gun-related deaths. As families grieve and neighbors look on with wearied eyes, the Chicago Police Department has urged the public to come forward with any information that may bring justice to the victim's family. No further details regarding potential suspects or motives were available at the time of reporting, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.