Man Shot To Death Sitting On Park Bench

CHICAGO (WBBM) – Police are looking for the person who shot and killed a man sitting on a park bench in Hamilton Park, on the city’s South Side.

It was Friday at 9:30 p.m. when the gunman fired the fatal bullet from behind the Hamilton Park Field House. It struck Tyrone Robertson, 20, of the 10600 block of South Wentworth Avenue, in the neck.

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He was pronounced dead within an hour at Saint Bernard Hospital. Wentworth Area detectives say Robertson had both gang affiliation and a police record.

No one was able to get a good look at the gunman, who escaped the area on foot.

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    Thank you South Side for keeping me in business all these years.

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  • Mohammed Bin

    Has anyone noticed, since Obama has been in office, all the alleged leaders of the African American community have been completely silent. No Jessie Jackson, no Al Sharpton, no Louis Farrakhan, not even Bill Crosby. When the African American community is in its worst conditions, in over fifty years, all the alleged leaders have seemed to have lost their voice. Is this a conspiracy to make the president, look as presidential as they can make him? It’s not working. In fact, we, as Chicagoan collectively, should ask him, what have you done for us lately? Is this an attempt to appear to speak with one voice? In a time when our community is at its worst point, 20-30% unemployment, drugs flow like a summer flood waters, senseless crime, like these murders, some of these alleged black leaders need to MAN UP! Not even the elected officials, in short, all of them seem to have disappeared. Now, is the time for change! Racist comments on here only upset us; only upset those of us in the African American community who are also saddened, stricken by with what is happening. Time to call out Danny Davis, Carol Mosley Baum, Dorothy Brown, Jessie Jackson, Jr., and the other black leaders; it’s time they do their duty.

  • wilie

    How many more marches and speeches do we need for this to stop. I see self hate and no sense of unity going on. Teaching our kids that’s it’s okay to gang bang and shoot another person is wrong. It’s time for parents and churches to step up to the plate. Waiting on elected officials and community activists has failed time and time again.

  • Centurion

    Marches? Speeches? You won’t see Pflemger out there…nor will you see Jesse or Jesse Jr (well, jr is still busy with the waitress in DC) and you won’t see The Rev. Fake-a-khan either. Why? Well, there afraid to be out after dark.

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