Man is shot and killed during argument outside Seward Park, police say

The man was shot outside Seward Park in the 300 block of West Division. | Google

A man was shot and killed outside Seward Park on the Near North Side this morning, according to Chicago police. He is the second person to be shot in or near the park since mid-September.

Police said the victim, 38, was on the sidewalk in the 300 block of West Division when someone pulled out a gun and shot him repeatedly around 5:22 a.m. Witnesses said a small group of people had been arguing before the shooting.

EMS took the victim to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he died. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Timothy Coleman of the 900 block of North Crosby.

Police did not release any description information about the gunman.

Coleman is the 50th person shot in the Near North Community area this year, according to city records.

Near North Side shooting victims through October 2 annually:

2016: 15
2017: 18
2018: 16
2019: 25
2020: 38
2021: 45
2022: 50

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