Man fatally shot in Uptown

A 29-year-old man was fatally shot late Thursday in the Uptown neighborhood, according to Chicago police and a source. No one is in custody.

The victim was riding a bike on a sidewalk in the 1000 block of West Winona when a masked man got out of a grey car and shot him multiple times at 11:33 p.m., police said. Witnesses said the gunman then fled southbound on Broadway in his vehicle.

Investigators found a handgun at the shooting scene, according to a CPD statement, but the department did not say if the gun belonged to the victim.

Police said the victim was pronounced dead at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Authorities have not publicly named the man or revealed his age, but a source identified him as a 29-year-old with a history of arrests in the area. 

Between June 2015 and April 2016, he was arrested five times for having street gang contact while on parole — all within a block of where he was killed, according to CPD records. He was also charged in 2016 with manufacture-delivery of cocaine in River North.

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