Man Dies From South Side Drive-By Shooting

CHICAGO (STMW) — A 25-year-old man struck multiple times by gunfire from a drive-by shooting a few blocks from his home in the South Side Washington Park neighborhood Saturday night has died.

At 7:10 p.m., the man was in a vehicle in the 5200 block of South King Drive when another vehicle pulled up and an occupant inside opened fire, striking the victim multiple times, according to police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala.

The man — identified as Lorenzo Beasley, of 5202 S. Prairie Ave., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office — was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, in critical condition, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Quention Curtis said. Beasley died at 10:30 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

Wentworth Area detectives are investigating.

  • kwitster

    at least they hit their target

    • willie beasley

      say the same when someone hits your family you sick fool

  • kita

    that was a good friend of mine from grammer school and high school very cool guy

  • Jaye

    Sorry to hear that, Kita

  • 24 Hour News Line

    This is a serious crime and police have to take some strog action to stop these kind of crimes as they are incresed day by day.

  • Will Beasley

    these people killed someones son , brother ,father and grandson God said vengence is mine.

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