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Published on June 21, 2024
31-Year-Old Man Killed, Another in Critical Condition After Early Morning Double Shooting in Chicago's ChathamSource: Google Street View

In a tragic turn of events in Chicago's Chatham neighborhood, a double shooting claimed the life of a 31-year-old man and left another individual in critical condition, sources from Chicago Tribune and FOX 32 Chicago report. The incident occurred early Friday morning when, as stated by the police, the 31-year-old was fatally shot in the head while riding as a passenger in a vehicle on the 7700 block of South Prairie Avenue, it appears the assailant was in a separate, white vehicle.

The aftermath saw the man exiting his vehicle in an effort to flee on foot; however, his life could not be salvaged as he was pronounced dead at the scene, with the Cook County medical examiner's office yet to release his identity. A second victim, a 22-year-old man who happened to be walking in the vicinity, sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his arm and was rushed to Jackson Park Hospital—his condition labeled as critical. According to details from the Chicago Tribune, this second victim managed to receive prompt medical attention shortly after the incident occurred.

No arrests have been made following this fatal confrontation and Area Two detectives are actively investigating to uncover the circumstances and the potential motives behind the shooting. There's yet to be any word on suspects or leads that could help close this case. As the community reels from another instance of gun violence, local authorities are likely to face pressing questions about the effectiveness of their strategies to curb such violence in their jurisdiction.