Man fatally shot in Loop highrise, Chicago police say

Update September 16: More information has been released about the man who was killed. (Link)

CHICAGO — A man was shot and killed on the 48th floor of a highrise condo building near Millennium Park on Thursday evening. Chicago police detained a man at the scene for questioning.

Police initially received a report of a trespassing in progress at the building, 60 East Monroe. But a few minutes later, reports of shots fired and a person shot flooded the city’s 911 call center.

An officer found a 32-year-old man lying in the hallway with multiple gunshot wounds, according to a Chicago Police Department media statement. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition and was subsequently pronounced dead.

Police said the victim got into a “verbal altercation” with a 45-year-old man who pulled out a gun and shot him. Investigators said they found six shell casings at the scene. The suspected gunman was taken into custody.

The CPD statement said police had not identified the victim by about 9:30 p.m. Thursday. However, a source familiar with the case said he is a school administrator.

In a 911 call, someone who identified himself as a concealed carry holder said a man wearing a bathrobe was pounding on his door and trying to get into his apartment.

He is the 13th person shot in the Loop this year and the neighborhood’s third homicide. That’s down from 30 people shot at this point last year and 23 in 2021. In 2019, the Loop had just four shootings for the entire year, and two of those were ruled self-defense.

Notably, five of this year’s shootings occurred during robberies, most recently in the 100 block of West Van Buren on August 13.

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