Gunman fatally shoots migrant outside Gage Park shelter, officials say

CHICAGO — A Venezuelan migrant was shot and killed near the Gage Park fieldhouse shelter on Saturday afternoon, officials said.

The 28-year-old was on the sidewalk in the 2400 block of West 55th Street when a car pulled up and someone fired shots at him around 12:44 p.m., according to a Chicago Police Department media statement.

EMS transported the man to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:32 p.m.

Ald. Ray Lopez (15th) said on Twitter that the man was a migrant but “was not a current resident of the Gage Park facility.”

He was, however, “definitely the intended target,” Lopez continued. The Chicago Tribune reported that migrants at the shelter told a reporter that the deceased man was known by the nickname “El Chavelo.”

No arrests have been made, and no motive has been given for the shooting.

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