CPD Investigates Double Shooting in Little Village Man Found Dead in Car, Another Victim Killed

CPD Investigates Double Shooting in Little Village: Man Found Dead in Car, Another Victim Killed

Chicago, Illinois —

Two people were discovered dead on Tuesday night after a gunshot in the Little Village area, a tragic event that has shocked the community. One victim died from gunshot wounds nearby, and the second man was found dead inside a car, according to the Chicago Police Department (CPD).

The gunshot happened close to the 2600 block of South Kedzie Avenue at roughly 9:30 p.m. According to CPD logs, officers were called to the spot many times by 911 users who had heard gunshots nearby.

When they arrived, they discovered a man in his mid-30s suffering from several gunshot wounds inside a parked car and not breathing. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

A little distance away on the sidewalk was discovered the body of a second victim, a male who was 25 years old. He had also been shot multiple times. First responders tried their best, but he was pronounced dead at the spot. The victims’ identities have not yet been made public by the authorities in order to give their relatives time to get word.

CPD Investigates Double Shooting in Little Village Man Found Dead in Car, Another Victim Killed

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The sequence of events leading up to the shooting is presently being pieced together by investigators. Although no formal motive has been established, preliminary indications indicate that the crime may have been tied to a gang. Investigators are searching the area for witnesses and examining security footage from surrounding companies.


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There has been an increase in violence in Little Village, a community that is primarily Latino, in recent months. There is a rising anxiety among the locals regarding the safety of their community. Local store owner Maria Gonzalez said, “It’s devastating to watch our neighborhood suffering in this way. To address the underlying causes of this violence, we require improved resources and more police presence.”

The CPD is asking anyone with information to come forward and has intensified patrols in the area in reaction to the event. “We are dedicated to holding those accountable,” stated Officer John Stevens, a spokesman for the CPD. “We encourage anyone who saw or heard anything to contact our tip line.”

During a press conference, Mayor Lori Lightfoot also discussed the incident and urged cooperation and unity in addressing the city’s gun violence epidemic. “Our communities’ fabric is torn apart by these senseless acts of violence. To guarantee that justice is done and that tragedies like this are forgotten, we must cooperate,” she stated.

The Little Village community is still on edge while the inquiry goes on, asking for prompt action and a return to calm in their area.

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