CHICAGO (STMW) – An assailant who was apparently waiting for a man and a woman to return home fatally shot the man and wounded the woman in the hand early Saturday on the West Side.
A police News Affairs statement said the 30-year-old man and 31-year-old woman were shot at 1:56 a.m. on a sidewalk in the 4800 block of West Cortez Street.
They had just exited a car and were walking to their apartment in the 4800 block of W. Cortez St. when the shooter got out of another car nearby and shot the man, identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as Jonathan Jackson, multiple times in the face and head and the woman in the hand, police said.
Jackson was initially taken in critical condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County but he was pronounced dead there at 5:29 a.m., according to a spokesman for the medical examiner’s office. Jackson lived at the Cortez Street address.
His companion has been released from Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center as of 10 a.m., police said.
A description of the shooter and the motive remained unknown Saturday morning.
Grand Central Area detectives are investigating.
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