Police are searching for a gunman who shot two men in the Englewood neighborhood, killing one of them, in one of at least six shootings in the city since Tuesday afternoon.
The fatal shooting happened about 1:30 a.m. in the 5800 block of South Sangamon Street, police said.
The shooter rode up on a bicycle, then stepped off and exchanged words with a 32-year-old man, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.
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- Detectives talk near an abandoned bicycle in the 5800 block of South Sangamon Street, where one man was killed and another injured.
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During the conversation, the shooter pulled out and handgun and opened fire, striking the 32-year-old and a 28-year-old man who was nearby, according to police.
The older man, whose name has not yet been released, was struck multiple times and pronounced dead on the scene at 1:50 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
The other man sustained gunshot wounds to the abdomen and buttocks, police said. He was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where his condition was stabilized.
After the shooting, police searched with flashlights around a bicycle on the western sidewalk of Sangamo. The bicycle lay on its side, surrounded by yellow evidence markers near the front yards of one- and two-story brick homes.
South of the strip of homes, a viaduct stretched across the street; to the north, grass covered an empty lot.
As a sedan blaring loud music traveled westward on 58th Street, someone inside turned the music down as the car moved slowly past the crime scene.
Mirabelli said police do not yet have a detailed description of the shooter, and he urged those with information to contact authorities.
"We're trying to seek out anyone who might be able to help us," he said.
About 3:30 a.m., police remained on the scene with an evidence technician taking photographs and three detectives in ties talking at the north edge of the crime scene.
Not long after police cleared the scene, however, about 5:15 a.m., police were responding to a report of another shooting on the same block.
A 33-year-old man had walked into nearby into St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, and authorities believe the shooting took place on the same block, according to police.
The man was listed in good condition. Police are investigating whether the shooters were related.
The shootings on Sangamon were two of at least six since early Tuesday afternoon. About 2:50 a.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 1200 block of East 69th Street, police said. He was taken to St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center in good condition.
In a shooting that occurred just before midnight in the Northwest Side's Cragin neighborhood, a 19-year-old man was shot multiple times in the 4800 block of West Fletcher Street, authorities said.
The man was taken in serious condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
Also on the Northwest Side, a 20-year-old man was shot in the Hermosa neighborhood about 3:15 p.m.
Police said the shooting happened in the 4300 block of West Armitage Avenue and left the boy with two gunshot wounds to the leg.
He was taken to Illinois Masonic in critical condition and was listed in serious condition late Tuesday night.
In an earlier shooting, a 26-year-old man was shot about 2:20 p.m. in the South Side's Bronzeville neighborhood.
The man arrived at Mercy Hospital after being shot in the knee in the 4200 block of South Calumet Avenue, police said. He was listed in good condition.
Police had no suspects in custody early this morning.