CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was shot and killed Thursday night after a gunman came up behind him in the North Lawndale neighborhood.
Maurice Vortes, 28, was dead on the scene after being shot in the 1500 block of South Kedzie Avenue, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.READ MORE: Family And Friends Of 'School Of Rock' Actor Kevin Clark Call For Improved Bike Safety At Logan Square Intersection Where He Was Killed
Vortes was shot in the head about 9 p.m., police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien.READ MORE: Protesters Demand Arrest Of Officer In Anthony Alvarez Shooting
A male suspect approached the man from behind and shot him before fleeing the scene, police said.
Calumet Area detectives are conducting a homicide investigation. No one was in custody early Friday in connection with the shooting.MORE NEWS: Man Shot And Killed While Sitting In Vehicle In South Loop; Dog Apparently Wounded In Attack
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.