Note: As of Monday morning, the victim had not been listed as a fatality by the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Ald. Hadden’s post on Facebook continues to say the man died. We have emailed her office for clarification.
Update August 2, 2022: The victim was pronounced dead at 3:18 p.m. on August 1, more than a day after the alderman said he had died.
Update August 3, 2022: The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the victim as 19-year-old Anthony Gordoa.
A 19-year-old man who was shot and killed in Rogers Park on Sunday afternoon is the same man who was shot in the neighborhood on July 8, according to a source. Chicago police have not announced arrests in either case.
The man was inside his car in the 7200 block of North Clark when someone opened fire on him from another vehicle around 1:13 p.m., according to a CPD statement. Police radio dispatch records indicate the shooting occurred about 45 minutes earlier than the statement said.
CPD said the man was taken to St. Francis Hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to his head. In a Facebook post on Sunday afternoon, Ald. Maria Hadden (49th) said the man died.
“Police believe this to be a targeted shooting and gang related homicide,” Hadden wrote. “The victim was shot while parked in a vehicle.”
Witnesses reported that two masked men opened fire on the victim’s car from a silver Nissan that headed west on Touhy. They told police the gunfire sounded like it came from automatic weapons.
Officials have not publicly identified the man, but a source said he is the same man who was shot while getting into his car in the 7500 block of North Seeley around 1:36 p.m. on July 8.
More than 20 shell casings were discovered at the scene of the earlier shooting, but the man escaped with only a gunshot wound to his leg. At the time, CWBChicago reported that the shell casings were of two different calibers, implying that more than one gunman was involved.