About 9:25 p.m., Demond Avant was standing on the sidewalk in the 600 block of North Mayfield Avenue when someone got out of a nearby van and opened fire, striking him in the head, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Police say a despondent man tried to commit suicide by filling his southwest suburban home with natural gas the day after his brother died of a brain tumor.
At least 12 people have been wounded in shootings in the city — mainly in the South, West and Near West sides — since Friday. The shooting victims, one of whom was critically wounded, have all been male, between 14 and 49 years old.
Twenty-three people were taken to area hospitals Tuesday afternoon after a Pace bus crashed in the Austin neighborhood.