Stop The Violence: Man Fatally Shot In “Normally Quiet” Chicago Neighborhood

- By Bossip Staff

Ish is real in Chicago!

According to DNAInfoChicago

A man died after being shot Monday morning in an area of Back of the Yards that neighbors described as quiet.

The 22-year-old man was in the 1700 block of West 44th Street about 4:50 a.m. when he was shot, said officer Michael Sullivan, a Chicago Police spokesman.

He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, Chicago Fire Department spokeswoman Meg Ahlheim said.

He later died of his injuries, said a spokeswoman with the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The morgue was not releasing the man’s identity pending notification his family.

No one was in custody for the shooting, Sullivan said.

Neighbors Gibron Lenero and Reyna Lenero said they woke up about 4:30 a.m. and heard arguing outside.

Soon after, Reyna Lenero heard shots, she said.

The couple, who moved to the area four months ago, said it’s a quiet residential street that’s well patrolled by police, and nothing like this has happened since they’ve been here.

“It’s just families,” Gibron Lenero said.

Reyna Lenero said she’s “a little bit” scared because the couple has two young daughters.

“This was just a couple meters from our house,” Gibron Lenero said.

Another local resident, Jose Gemenez, said he’s lived in different houses on the same street in this neighborhood for more than 30 years.

He didn’t hear anything and was shocked when he saw cop cars and crime scene tape while getting his kids ready for school.

“I’m kind of surprised because there’s a lot of police around here,” Gemenez said. “We don’t see the violence here usually.”

He said the area was worse years ago, but things seemed to be getting better.

“It’s not in this area, not on this side of the park,” Gemenez said.

SMH. What will it take for violence to come to a complete halt in Chicago? Better schools? More police presence?


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