Two Shot, Killed In Gang-Related Slaying

CHICAGO (STMW) — Police are searching for the gunman responsible for an apparently gang-related double murder early Sunday in the South Side Marquette Park neighborhood.

The shooting happened about 1:05 a.m. near the intersection of West 60th Street and South Albany Avenue, according to police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.

A gunman approached two men in their 20s and fired multiple shots, striking both men in the head, police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines said.

Juan Guzman, 24, of 5630 S. Troy St., and Santos Rodriguez, 22, of 5926 S. Albany Ave., were dead on the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

The shooting appears to be gang-related, according to Gaines, who said no one was in custody Sunday morning.

Wentworth Area detectives are investigating.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • malcome ecccch


    I thought I was living in the Twilight Zone. It’s just not the same if I don’t have my morning coffee, my morning paper and my morning SOUTH SIDE MURDERS.

    Thank you and have a nice day.

  • The Chairman

    My kind of town…

  • Vince

    @ Leroy,what happen to you. i remember when you,myself and about two other people would post here.and i enjoyed sharing my thoughts with you. because i thought we were on the same page in are thinking, because of work and family obligations.I’m not able to read the news as much.but when ever i read one of your post. its filled with theses vile comments and statements what happen to you dude.

  • simplybliss

    Okay.. These men did sadly lived by the sword and died by the sword, but people need to realize they were someones son, brother, cousin and friend. Mr. Rodriguez was expecting his first child and his child will never know him because of “gang” violence. No ones fault but their own, but have sympathy for loved ones reading these comments. @ Leroy, no criminal takes the day off. Your comment is ignorant because they do not see 9/11 as a day to mourn. They were children when that happened! It is a day the loved ones and unborn child they leave behind will now never forget.

  • Just Axin

    Vince, SBliss – Please tell me that you are joking. It it’s gang related, that translates into 2 less punks who do nothing but break the law. Why don’t you go to their homes with your tale of woe and see what that gets you. Or, invite their brothers and cousins over to your house for a Sunday dinner.

    • Mr.Wright

      I actually happen to know Mr. Rodriquez’s family and knew him quite well…He actually is leaving behind 3 children and hundreds of people that loved him. Santos was a funny loving, adventure seeking entertainer, who despite all his problems always found away to make you smile. When Santos walked into a room the whole place got lighter and more cheerful. Admittedly Santos was a gang banger but he had dreams and aspirations to change his way of life. I am a police officer know never gang banged or anything of the such but I am a testament that one can change his life around and begin anew. As far as his family Santos lived with me and me family in our late teens, during this time I got to know SAntos his brothers and his mother and father who are all great people and some of the nicest you will ever meet. So to all of you that make assumptions make sure you know all the facts first. Not every case is the same.

      • Samantha

        When i read ur comment it put such a smile on my face and warmth in my heart bc i see that someone sees this as i do…a young person (RIP SANTOS) lost there life and how much of a tragety it is. Someone who will miss them as much as my family and i do. Santos was a great guy and who will definitely be missed!!!! He has helped so many ppl out along his journey and ppl really appreciate him and will always remember him and keep him dear to there hearts.

  • NWA

    Here is the thing. Two people lost their lives. Those are the facts. How they lost their lives is only important to you. Their families only care that they are gone and grieve for them because they are gone. Not how they lost their lives. Only you people care about the brutality of how they lost their lives. Which shows that you people lack humanity and concern for human life. here is ultimately the thing. CBS2 give you people a forum to spew your cud. Oh, there is a story about two dead in Palos Hills. Why no comments on that story? The way I see it is they may have been drug dealers or, gang members?


    • Shamerca Jefferson

      @NWA, Here is the thing. Two worthless low life criminals are dead. These are the facts. How they were eliminated is irrelevant, as long as they are dead and can’t victimize anyone again. Even Bin Laden had family that cared about them. So what? The brutality in which they are dead is the gangster life style they chose. The ony good gangster is a dead gangster. So have some humanity for their future victims and rejoice that they are dead. You defend these criminals on a regular basis, which shows the kind of person you are. When will you stick up for real victims rather than defend criminals like these guys?

      • Lisa Lepore-Rodriguez

        hope that u are never a victim i hope u watch your back, noone here on earth has the right to take another life !!!!!!

  • Samantha

    @Shamerca, who are u to say they were worthless low life criminals. they where two really good peaople who did not deserve to die, and also who had such big hearts and would be there for anyone. i would know this because they were the closest friends to me. for u to say such a comment like this makes u seem like the low life who doesnt care, what if that was ur closest friend, brother, cousin, or even son, what would u think then? have a heart to ppl just died, loved ones are hurting this isnt the time to say such rude things….may u RIP SANTOS!!!!!!WE MISS U SOOOOOOOOOO VERY MUCH!!!!!!!

    • Shamerca Jefferson

      @Samantha, If the story is inaccurate and this shooting isn’t gang related, then you should call CBS and clear that up. If they were gang members, I stand by my comment. There are no good gang bangers.

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