Timothy Triplett was found outside in the 3500 block of West Flournoy Street at 12:40 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Police said he had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Triplett was a standout basketball player at Crane and Marshall high schools. He also briefly attended Farragut.
This year’s Independence Day celebration, for many Chicagoans a four-day respite in the land of the free, was for others an ordeal in a killing field.
One man was killed and nine were wounded in shootings across the city that began Wednesday afternoon and continued until just past midnight Thursday.
A man from far north suburban Zion was shot and killed while standing on a front porch early Sunday on the Near West Side.
It was another violent night in Chicago, with one man killed and five others injured in shootings in a period of just one hour.
A body was found in a garbage can Monday Morning on the city’s Near West Side.
Two men were killed and at least five more were injured in overnight shootings in the city.