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Man Killed Near Division And Western Among Two Fatally Shot Early Monday

By Stephen Gossett in News on Aug 8, 2016 4:40PM

Two men were fatally shot early on Monday morning in separate incidents: a 25-year-old man was killed near the intersection of North Western Avenue and West Division Street, along the border of Ukrainian Village and Humboldt Park; and a man believed to be in his 30s was shot to death in East Garfield Park, according to a police spokesman.

A 25-year-old man driving an SUV with three female passengers was stopped at a red light in the 1100 block N. Western Ave. at around 2:30 a.m. when a dark sedan pulled up to the vehicle and fired shots, police told Chicagoist. The driver suffered a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The women riding in the car were not injured, according to police. Police said investigators believe the shooting may have been gang-related.

Shortly prior, at 2:25 a.m., an unidentified man believed by police to be in his 30s was found lying on the sidewalk with gunshot wounds to his head and back in the 3200 block of W Walnut St. Authorities responding to a call of shots fired discovered the victim and pronounced him dead on the scene.

No one is in custody for either killing as of early afternoon on Monday.

At least six people were shot between Sunday evening and Monday morning, including a 16-year-old boy, according to the Tribune.