A man was shot in the back and killed in the Rogers Park neighborhood this afternoon, authorities said.
The man, 18, was shot in the 1900 block of West Howard Street about 1:45 p.m., said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala.
The man was taken to Presence St. Francis Hospital in Evanston for treatment, where he was pronounced dead.
The shooting took place in front of an apartment building with a vacant storefront on the first floor. More than two hours after the shooting, clothing, including a pair of jeans and a red shirt, lay on the sidewalk in front of the building.
The man was a recent graduate of Evanston Township High School, said people at the scene who identified themselves as friends of his.
“He was a person that got along with everybody,” said one friend, Parrish Livingston, who said the man was able to spend time with friends in any neighborhood in Evanston and fit in.
“His mom was his main thing—he just wanted to make her happy,” and stayed in school to do so, Livingston said.
Earlier in the Morgan Park neighborhood, a 23-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 11200 block of South Marshfield Avenue about 2 p.m., Cooper said. The man was in good condition at an area hospital, but the exact hospital and the circumstances of the shooting were not immediately available.
Source: Chicago Tribune