One Dead in Second Shooting in Three Days

Courtesy of Tony WebsterThe 24-year-old was shot and killed Monday night. The shooting is the second Rogers Park has seen in a span of three days.

A man was pronounced dead with a gunshot wound to the head Monday night on the 1100 block of W. Lunt Ave., police said.

The man, 24, was walking on a bike path near Loyola Beach around 10:21 PM when he was shot dead according to Chicago police officer Ana Pacheco. The shooting took place half a mile from Bellarmine Hall, Loyola’s north most residence hall.

The victim’s death is the result of a second shooting within three days. The first shooting took place on the 1400 block of West Sherwin Ave Sunday. It is unclear whether the shootings are related.

Rogers Park has also seen a recent streak of robberies.

Sept. 29, a man attempted to rob a student outside of Loyola’s Fairfield residence hall and Sept. 23, a man attempted an armed robbery of a student less than a block away from campus. On Sept. 17, a student was beaten and robbed on North Lakewood Avenue, the Phoenix previously reported. Students were not notified of the Sept. 17 incident by Campus Safety.

There was a similar influx of crime in July when three shootings happened between two days, leaving three victims hospitalized. It is unclear whether there was a connection between the incidents.

49th Ward Alderman Joe Moore said he spoke to Mayor Rahm Emanuel this morning, according to Moore’s Facebook post to “Rogers Park Neighborhood News,” a page used by many Rogers Park residents.

“The Mayor promised the full resources of the Chicago Police Department in the investigation, including deployment of additional police officers in our area,” Moore said.

Area North Detectives are investigating the situation and have yet to identify the shooter, according to Pacheco.

CPD asks anyone with information regarding the incident to notify CPD at (312) 744-8263.

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