A 19-year-old man was shot and killed outside crowded bars on Milwaukee Avenue overnight, one block from where another man was killed inside of Wicker Park last week.
The shooting overnight happened about 2:20 a.m. in the 1500 block of North Milwaukee Avenue and the man died at the scene.
Three shell casings were found near his body, which paramedics had covered with a blue sheet after trying to save his life. Police in the area heard the gunfire that left the man dead and found him face up in the street across from a bar.
He was identified as Miguel Delgado of the 2500 block of North Kildare Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
It's not clear what prompted the shooting, but police are questioning three men in connection with the attack.
Last week's shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. inside Wicker Park. Two men were wounded in the attack and one succumbed to his wounds this week.At least three others were wounded in two other shootings early this morning and late Friday.
A 21-year-old was shot about 2 a.m. near the intersection of Damen Avenue and Chicago Avenue in the West Town neighborhood. He was inside a van when someone pulled alongside in a small car and opened fire. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County and is in stable condition, police said.
A 40-year-old woman and 17-year-old boy were shot in the 100 block of South Lavergne Street in the Austin neighborhood about 11:15 p.m. Friday. The woman was walking past a group of young men, into an apartment, when the shooting stated. She was hit in the leg and taken to Loretto Hospital in good condition. The 17-year-old boy showed up at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park with a graze wound to his groin a short time later. Both are in good condition, police said.
Meanwhile, organizers of an outdoor event scheduled for Sunday in the Wicker Park neighborhood said the event is not being called off because of the overnight killing.
Open Streets, an "urban playground" that shuts down Milwaukee from Logan Boulevard to Ashland Avenue for pedestrian activities, is still scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, said Ethan Spotts, a spokesman for the alliance. About 25,000 people attended Open Streets last year.
"We've been working with Chicago police, and the event is still a go," Spotts said.
He added the group has always had a safety plan in place and works with security consultants led by former Chicago police commander Neil Sullivan.
Tribune reporter Patrick Svitek contributed to this email@example.com | Twitter: @PeterNickeas