A 30-year-old man was shot in the head Sunday morning after a confrontation over a car that was double-parked, police said.
The shooting happened about 3:30 a.m. in the 7100 block of South Maplewood Avenue in the
Police said the 30-year-old man was shot in the head after an argument, ran west and fell in an alley where an ambulance picked him up and took him to Advocate Christ Medical Center. He was "walking, talking, breathing, living," according to police.
According to a witness, the confrontation started when a car with two men inside tried to slide past the parked car on Maplewood Avenue. The eventual victim was on the sidewalk next to the parked car.
The parked car was partially blocking the street, the witness said, but there was enough room for the other car to get by.
According to the witness, a woman in the parked car exchanged words with the other car's driver, and the man who eventually was shot told the two men, "Go ahead on now, we're cool, we not on that."
The second car's driver moved past the parked car, stopped at the corner of 72nd and Maplewood, about 50 yards south. One of the two men got out of the vehicle, walked up close to the eventual victim, lifted a handgun and said "Talk that (expletive) now" before firing a single shot, the witness said.
The man who was shot and the witness, his friend, are both from DeKalb and were in town to celebrate the 29th birthday of the witness. The man who was shot has family on the block, the witness said.
Soon after the shooting on Maplewood, a 27-year-old woman was shot in the South Shore neighborhood, police said.
The woman was shot in the chest and leg in the 7500 block of South Coles Avenue about 3:37 a.m., said
She'd been seated inside her vehicle in front of a residence there when a blue car pulled up and someone inside shot her multiple times, said News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.
The woman was taken to
In the Belmont Central neighborhood on the Northwest Side, in the 2800 block of North Melvina Avenue, a 35-year-old man was shot in the leg about 1:35 a.m. It's not clear where he has been hospitalized.