Man Dies After Uptown Shooting
CHICAGO (STMW) – A man died early Thursday after he and four others were wounded in a Monday evening shooting near an Uptown neighborhood church.
Darius Oliver, 21, of the 500 block of West 14th Place, was pronounced dead at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center at 12:55 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
The five males were shot at 5:57 p.m. Monday in the 4500 block of North Sheridan Road, authorities said.
Paramedics initially took one person to an area hospital in “extreme critical” condition, according to Fire Media Affairs. Three others were hospitalized in serious-to-critical condition and a fifth person was in good condition.
Michael Allen, senior pastor of the nearby Uptown Baptist Church, Tweeted that about 20 gunshots were fired outside of the church during their Monday night meal for the homeless.
“Blood pools at church steps. Pray for us,” Allen said on Twitter.
Area North detectives are investigating.
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