3 men are shot, 1 fatally, during possible narcotics-related robbery in South Loop, police say

The men were shot inside an apartment building in the 2000 block of South Michigan. | Multiplottr

Update: The deceased man has been identified by the Cook County medical examiner’s office as Casey Rodriguez, 30, of the 5500 block of North Broadway.


Three people were shot, one fatally, during a possible narcotics-related robbery inside a South Loop apartment on Saturday morning, Chicago police said.

A woman called 911 around 11:40 a.m. to report that a robbery was in progress at an address in the 2000 block of South Michigan. Within minutes, other callers reported shots fired at the same address.

Police forced their way into an apartment and found a 30-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his head. He was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Officers discovered a weapon and shell casings at the scene.

Another man, age 23, walked into Insight Hospital around 12:20 p.m. with a gunshot wound to his leg, according to police.

Then, the third victim, a 23-year-old man, sought treatment at Rush Hospital for a gunshot wound to the leg. He was transferred to Stroger Hospital and is listed in critical condition, police said.

Investigators found the deceased man’s car double-parked outside the apartment building. It had been reported stolen from Milwaukee, according to police records.

Area Three detectives are handling the investigation.

Saturday’s incident is the second shooting in two days on the same block.

A 31-year-old man was shot inside a different apartment building just before 4 p.m. Thursday, according to CPD. He suffered a gunshot wound to his shoulder, and police said he was not cooperating with investigators.

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