Friday, December 11, 2009

BREAKING NEWS: Man Shot, Killed in Mid-Evening Shooting in Chatham

A man was killed Thursday night in a shooting, that police early this morning said appeared gang-related. About 7:15 p.m., 25-year-old Juan Davis was shot in his torso and legs while sitting in passenger's side of a parked vehicle in the 8300 block of South Rhodes Avenue in the Chatham neighborhood, officials said. The shooter approached the vehicle on foot, fired into the vehicle and shot the Davis, who lived in the 8000 block of South Wentworth Avenue. He was pronounced dead at 8:20 p.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, said a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office. The shooter fled the scene southbound on Rhodes in a vehicle, police said. A police spokesperson said the shooting appeared to be gang-related, but could not say why. No one was in custody for the crime. Calumet Area detectives were conducting the homicide investigation.

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