Man killed in shooting near Humboldt Park bar

Chicago police are investigating after a man was fatally shot near a landmark Humboldt Park bar early Sunday.

Officers responding to calls of gunfire in the 1000 block of North California found the 32-year-old man lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds around 2:28 a.m., according to a CPD media statement. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Marshall Russell of the 1400 block of North Maplewood.

Some witnesses reported hearing gunshots and a silver sedan speeding from the area. One person said that two men wearing hoodies got out of the car and fired shots, but that could not be immediately confirmed. The police found three shell casings at the scene.

The shooting occurred just steps from the California Clipper at 1002 North California.

On Sunday morning, the bar announced on Instagram that they would be closed Sunday night due to unforeseen circumstances. The connection between the business and the victim, if any, is not clear.

“We need the day,” the post said. “Be back tomorrow.”

“Heard about the shooting. But nothing on the news online. Hope no one was hurt,” a follower wrote.

“We are still navigating the situation,” the bar replied. “Unfortunately in this city, s***ty things tend to happen.”

The account expressed love and appreciation for followers who reached out through the post.

Opened in 1937, the California Clipper closed as the COVID pandemic forced businesses across the city to shutter in 2020. But new owners gave the Clipper a makeover, updating the sound system and other features, and opened the doors again last year.