Police: Man Shot Dead In Woodlawn

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 26-year-old man was killed Saturday in drive-by shooting in a Woodlawn neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.

About 4:25 a.m., the man was outside in the 6100 block of South Rhodes when a vehicle pulled up and someone fired shots, hitting him in the neck, police said.

He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he later died, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not immediately confirm the death.

A woman could be seen crying on the stoop of a brick apartment building next to the crime scene tape. “I can’t believe this…I can’t believe this s–t is happening,” she repeatedly wailed. She eventually got into the back of a squad car.

Police on the scene of a homicide early Saturday in Woodlawn. (Credit: Daniel Brown/Sun-Times)

Police on the scene of a homicide early Saturday in Woodlawn. (Credit: Daniel Brown/Sun-Times)

A 10-year-old neighbor, Jada, said she woke up to the gunfire. “I heard one gunshot, and then I heard another one…and the lady was screaming and I thought she got shot.”

When she looked out her window, she saw a car drive away on East 62nd Street with “two people in the back and two people in the front.”

A teen who declined to give her name said she heard five shots before calling an ambulance. She said the man was shot near the curb on the west side of Rhodes.

“He was on the ground, laid out [and] wasn’t moving,” she said. “It looked like he tried to run away and they caught him.”

The woman “was screaming so loud,” she said. “Even before the shots she was screaming.”

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2016. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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