Irving Park man killed while investigating disturbance, police say

The 4300 block of North Whipple | Multiplottr

Chicago police said a man was shot to death while investigating a disturbance on the second-floor unit of his Irving Park two-flat on Sunday evening.

The 50-year-old was inside his apartment in the 4300 block of North Whipple when he heard a disturbance upstairs and stepped into his hallway, according to a CPD statement. A gunman fired shots, striking the man in his face.

Witnesses said two men fled the scene in a silver sedan.

Investigators found a handgun and shell casings at the scene.

The victim was pronounced dead at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. On Monday morning, the Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Carlos Rivera.

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