Man Shot Dead In McKinley Park Alley

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police are searching for suspects after a 23-year-old man was shot to death in the South Side’s McKinley Park neighborhood.

At 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, the 23-year-old victim was in an alley in the 3700 block of South Wood Street with other males when a gunman who was on foot shot him in the head, according to police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.

His body was found in the alley, police said.

The man shot was identified as Fernando Pineda, 23, of the 2600 block of South Homan Avenue. He was pronounced dead at 10:32 p.m. Wednesday at Stroger Hospital of Cook County, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Wentworth Area police detectives continue to investigate. The motive is unknown, and no one is in custody, Alfaro said.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • J. Smith

    Was Fernando here legally?

    • real35

      ok course!! Dummy ARE you??

  • Kristin

    What in the world does that matter? He is still a human being who lost his life. How insensitive you are.

    • J. Smith

      Sorry, didn’t mean to offend anybody.Just wondered if it was a real loss or not.Again, didn’t mean to offend.

  • Mr. Justice

    OH GREAT! I can see it now! Here comes Daley and the other puking “gun control” liberals out to tell us we need to get rid of the guys. NO, we need to put the criminals away or shoot them. Allow Law Abiding Citizens the right to Carry Conceal here in Illinois and in Chicago.

    People, contact your State Representatives and encourage them to find in favor of Conceal Carry. 48 other states have Conceal Carry. You have the right as a CITIZEN of the United States to protect yourself. The police do the best they can, but they can not be everywhere nor arrive in time.

    This is just another case where people should have the right to protect themselves. It is a shame that a 23 year old man is dead and the bad guy got away. Whether the man was legal or not, doesn’t matter to me.

  • diana enriquez

    He was born and raised here in Chicago.

  • Yourfavorite whiteguy

    Must be gang related. Looks like he got set up. I live 1 block
    Away don’t want this in the neighborhood. Useless gang bangers

  • linda

    yes he was born and raised in chicago jakass he went to school with me n regardless too bad it wasnt u!

  • Mona

    Really??? you have to be born in the United States to determine whether it was a great loss or NOT??? How ignorant can you be. Having a hispanic name does not automatically mean you are illegal. Educate yourself. He probably did more for the community than you have ever done in your life. Btw, yes he was born here and no, he was not a gang member. Although, it might have been a punk who did it. Nonetheless, he is gone and justice needs to be served. Chicago Police needs to be stronger on these guys and the community needs to be united in situations like these.

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