Chicago — A man was shot to death as he sat in his car at a Ukrainian Village grocery store on Monday afternoon, Chicago police said. Investigators found more than 30 shell casings from rifle rounds at the scene, an officer said.
The victim, 37, was sitting in his Nissan Maxima on the upper level of Mariano’s, 2021 West Chicago Avenue, when he was targeted around 4:27 p.m. Police said two men stepped out of a vehicle and fired shots at the man. He suffered a gunshot wound to the head and died at Stroger Hospital, according to a CPD media statement.
A police supervisor said the gunmen fled the scene in a large black SUV that had out of state plates. They remain at large.
Court records indicate that the man has a significant criminal background. Most recently, he pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm on October 27. He was free on bail awaiting sentencing at the time of the murder, according to court records.
Area Three detectives are handling the investigation.