Man fatally shot in Rogers Park this afternoon

Update 9 a.m. May 7 — The Cook County medical examiner identified the slain man as Jemel Murphy of the 7700 block of North Marshfield.

A 22-year-old man is dead following a drive-by shooting in Rogers Park on Wednesday afternoon, police said. No arrests have been made.

The victim was on the sidewalk in the 1600 block of West Jonquil Terrace when someone fired shots from a passing vehicle around 4 p.m., according to CPD. A private citizen drove him to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston where he later died from multiple gunshot wounds, police said.

Some witnesses said the gunman fired from a gray Jeep that was last seen heading east on Jonquil after the shooting.

Wednesday’s shooting is the first murder of the year for Rogers Park. It was the third homicide on the 1600 block of West Jonquil since 2018.

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