1 Dead, 2 Wounded In Far South Side Shooting

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police are searching for the gunmen who opened fire on the Far South Side, killing one man and sending two others to the hospital.

The shooting happened just before 10 p.m. Wednesday near 134th Street and Prairie Avenue, just north of the Little Calumet River and west of the Altgeld Gardens public housing development.

Police say two men and a teenage boy were standing on the sidewalk when two men came up and opened fire.

Robert Barr, 29, of the 200 block of East 134th Street, was shot in the head and abdomen, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital of Cook County at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

A 15-year-old boy was also shot in the leg, and a 22-year-old man sustained a graze wound to the hip, police said. Both were taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital.

Calumet Area police detectives are investigating the shooting. No one was in custody Thursday morning.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Mr. Justice

    Oh, I am sure the gunmen were Law Abiding Citizens and they are acting out their aggression with their firearms. I thought Mayor Daley and his other anti gun cronies put a stop to this?
    Just another reason why Conceal Carry is needed in the communist state of Illinois!



  • Timothy McGrath

    amen Mr. J

  • zelvis

    Conceal carry won’t create more problems than it solves? Have you seen the way people drive?

    • Mr. Justice

      @ Zelvis. Love it! You gave me a chuckle this morning.

  • Leroy Goldberg

    Why must they act this way?? Why must they kill?

  • Gabby

    Rip rob we gne miss yu my nigga

    • Tyrell

      Yeah, RIP, NIGGA !!


    Rip rob!! im gon miss u tryn to run me ova everyday n ur red chevy!!

  • Tahanie

    My heart an condolences goes out to Shaliese an her family as they mourn the lost of Rob, may he R.I.P!!!

  • corey

    We gone miss you rob g tray 4 for life wild wild

  • Jamall

    Stupid criminal black homies are truly a major sh!t stain on this great city. Pathetic losers.

  • Janette

    Luv u cuz u will truly b missed. Luv the Lundy Family. Now who else am I gone drink HENN wth. This is really a big lost 4 me & the family. Luv u always Cuz R.I.P ROB!

  • Jasmine

    I miss u more then u may know, every time I think about it, it makes me cry. I know u r in a better place. Heaven was missing an Angle …. We need u but God needed u more…. Love u Rob

  • Jasmine

    I meant ANGEL… (typo)…. Love u Rob

  • Bob

    Is there ever going to be a time where there’s as much equal love in the black & latino community as there is in the white, & asian, community?

  • shana

    Baby i know u looking at me saying its go be ok and i know i will be with you again but as of now my heart is so hurt and i feels as if i wont be able to get fixed

  • Rochelle Bolen

    R.I.P. LIL Rob MY thoughts and pryers go out to the BARR Family. Keep your head up and stay srong and positive. Love the twin(Rochelle Bolen)

  • mai

    RIP Rob. This violence is ridiculous, this man left a family- my cousin qi qi and thier 5 kids and his son..All these kids have to grow up knowing that some idiot shot and killed their dad. Rob had a good heart and did not deserve this at all… Just know that God is in control and will take care of everyone he left behind.

  • J ROC


  • simone

    I luv u cuzzn n u will truely b missed

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