CHICAGO (CBS)–A 22-year-old man was shot and killed along a safe passage route on Chicago’s southeast side Wednesday afternoon.
Chicago Police say the man was standing on a sidewalk in the 200 block of East 63rd Street in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood around 4:30 p.m. when an unknown vehicle pulled up next to him and an offender inside the vehicle fired shots. A bullet struck the victim in the head, killing him.READ MORE: Two Years Ago Today: First Confirmed Case Of COVID-19 Reported In Illinois
The shooting happened just a block away from Dulles Elementary School along a Chicago Public Schools Safe Passage route. Shots rang out during broad daylight, just after the final school bell rang.
It was the second shooting on a Safe Passage Route in a week.
Safe Passage Routes, targeted by police as “high-risk areas,” are designated routes for getting kids to school safely.
But the effectiveness of these routes is being questioned tonight after the fatal shooting.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Flight Cancellations, Delays As First Alert Forecast Calls For 1-3 Inches Of Snow
“There’s too much shooting,” said Marquett Lee, a parent of a child at Dulles Elementary School. “Our kids can’t just be safe and can’t walk down the street… go outside.”
Last week, a shooter on a Safe Passage Route in the South Austin neighborhood fired bullets at street signs near a school, striking a 29-year-old Safe Passage worker in the back.
“It says something about the offenders and they really don’t have a regard for anyone else around them,” Chicago police Sgt. Cindy Guerra said after the South Austin shooting.
No students were hurt today in the shooting.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Snow Causing Dangerous Driving Conditions; First Alert Forecast Calls For Up To 3 Inches
Police are still investigating and no one is in custody.