Men wearing ski masks dropped off a dead gunshot victim at downtown hospital, police say

Update January 14, 2023: Chicago police have determined that the man was killed in the 400 block of West Huron, according to CPD’s crime database.


Chicago — Police are investigating after two men wearing ski masks dropped off a gunshot victim at Northwestern Memorial Hospital early Friday. The injured man, 31, died.

Chicago police said a blue pickup truck arrived at the hospital, 251 East Huron, around 12:41 a.m. Two occupants of the truck delivered the victim, then drove away. Police said the man had suffered a gunshot wound to his abdomen.

Police had not received any reports of shots fired in the downtown area, and detectives are working to determine where the man was injured and who is responsible.

The victim has a history of making contact with Chicago police in West Town, particularly around Humboldt Park and Logan Square, according to CPD records.

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