Chicago police are investigating after a man was found shot inside a residential room at the Lakeview YMCA on Saturday morning. The man, who died Sunday afternoon at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, has not yet been publicly identified by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Officers responded around 4:45 a.m. to reports of a person shot inside a room on the fourth floor of the complex at 3333 North Marshfield. They found the man unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his head.
Investigators classified the incident as a possible suicide attempt, but other residents and sources familiar with the matter aren’t so sure.
The injured man, 27, was found directly inside the door of a room with a handgun lying nearby. But residents told CWBChicago that he lived in a different room on the floor, and the man who lived in the room was gone when police arrived.
Two residents said the injured man and the man who lives in the room where he was found had an ongoing dispute about money.
A CPD spokesperson said the shooting remained under investigation as of late Saturday night, and the department had no updates to share.
In 2018, an 83-year-old resident of the Lakeview YMCA was murdered in his room, also on the building’s fourth floor.
Arthur Cannon died on January 12, 2018, ten days after being beaten by a convicted murderer who lived in the building, authorities allege.
The accused man, George Field, 60, continues to fight those allegations in court. His next hearing is on September 19.