Man shot and killed in Lake View alley


A man was fatally shot Sunday night in Lake View during an apparent robbery.

The 47-year-old man was in an alley in the 3400 block of North Clark Street around 10:15 p.m. when he was shot in the chest and armpit, Chicago police said.

He was taken to Masonic Medical Center in Illinois, where he died, police said.

No one was in custody.

Wrigleyille Ald. Tom Tunney (44th), whose service includes the murder scene, said the 47-year-old’s death appears to be related to “some sort of robbery gone wrong” but not a carjacking.

“And it’s a Sunday night, which is kind of a slow night. It was cold. There was no Cub activity. This does not bode well for the general tone of entertainment details in and around Wrigley,” Tunney said. The shooting scene is about two blocks south of Wrigley Field.

“I understand that there is a camera in this alley and that it is well lit. It’s not like there was anything that could have been done to prevent it.

Shortly before former mayor Rahm Emanuel left office in 2019, the City Hall District that includes Wrigleyville had about 400 officers. Now the district “hovers just under 300,” Tunney said.

“Everyone needs more. I don’t want to minimize the fact that this is a citywide problem,” he said.

“I don’t know what the right number is. But, I had a commitment under the previous administration that we would maintain around 400.”

When baseball season begins, Wrigleyville will enjoy “increased attention and increased personal power.”

But Tunney said Sunday night’s murder was disturbing evidence that “it can happen anywhere”.

“You saw it in River North. You saw it in the Gold Coast. You saw it on the south and west sides. Sadly, this is a Lake View tragedy. This is a real problem for our city,” he said.

The homicide is the first in the Lake View community area this year, according to Sun-Times data. One person was killed in the community last year.

KendraGardner, 41, was found shot on May 25, 2021 at around 4:20 p.m. in the front seat of a car parked near the 3000 block of North Clifton Avenue, less than a mile southwest of the where the man was shot, according to police and Cook County. medical examiner’s office.


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