1 dead, 1 injured in shooting near Morse Red Line

CHICAGO — A shooting near the Morse Red Line station left one man dead and another injured Tuesday morning, officials said.

The men were outside in the 6900 block of North Glenwood when the gunman walked up and started shooting toward them around 11:16 a.m., according to a Chicago police media statement.

A 41-year-old man, shot in the back, was taken to St. Francis Hospital in good condition. The other man, 33, died, Ald. Maria Hadden said in an email to her constituents.

Witnesses reported that the gunman, wearing a dark hoodie and mask, returned to a silver car after the shooting and fled the area.

“Our sincere condolences go to the victim and their family,” Hadden’s email said. “We are grateful for our neighbors, business owners, and police for jumping into action and arriving on the scene quickly.”

The 1400 block of West Morse remained closed midday while police conducted their investigation.

Ten people have been shot in Rogers Park so far this year, up from nine at this point in 2023. Six people were shot in the area as of this date in 2022, one of whom was shot by a person acting in self-defense, according to officials. There were two victims at this point in 2021.

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