Man, 27, Shot Dead In Washington Heights Neighborhood

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 27-year-old man is dead after being shot in the South Side’s Washington Heights neighborhood Sunday evening.

Police say the man was standing with his girlfriend in the 9900 block of South Carpenter Street around 7:25 p.m., when she received a call on a cell phone.

Moments later, two gunmen came up from an alley and shot the man several times.

The man – identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office as Victory Island, 27, of the 7000 block of South Chappel Avenue – was pronounced dead at 8:07 p.m. Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

He was shot in the head, police said.

Officials think the shooting may be drug-related, police said. The suspects ran away and were not in custody early Monday.

It is not clear whether the cell phone call that Island’s girlfriend received was related to the shooting.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • kirby

    The DEA have been stealing drugs from evidence lockup and reselling them. It has become a popular way in the Department of Justice’s DEA to make extra money.
    They also steal from suspects for which they have created fabricated or coerced heresay evidence.
    With some of the DEA suffering under mountains of credit card debt they have started to think outside the box.

    • Jimbo

      Not another movie review without a title. A movie review should start with the title and the cast. You aren’t a very good movie critic, kirby!!

  • Brishauwna

    What kind of putz names their kid Victory Island? Maybe they were high on those crack rocks!!

  • Me

    Those gun control laws are working great!

  • Latifah

    Yet another crime story from the southside with a happy ending! Keep up the good work southside!!

  • Leroy Goldberg

    Victory Island????????/ LMAO

    Well, I guess shooting him dead is a victory.

    • Mrs. Jordan

      Leroy Goldberg, let’s pray that this kind of tragedy doesn’t strike you or your family. This man was a father of 3, a son and a friend to many. There is nothing victorious about a child losing a father or parents losing their child. Your mother should be embarrassed to have given birth to something so ignorant and heartless. I will pray for you tonight, you are a sick person.

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