Man murdered outside Old Town grocery store

The Jewel-Osco at 424 West Division. (Google)

CHICAGO — A man was shot and killed outside an Old Town grocery store overnight. It happened in the parking lot of Jewel-Osco, 424 West Division, around 2:31 a.m.

The Chicago police responded to a call about a person who was shot and found the 34-year-old man lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds. He succumbed to his injuries at Northwestern Memorial Hospital a short time later.

Some witnesses reported seeing a gray sedan, possibly a Chevy Malibu, speed away from the scene. So far, though, police have not released any information about the suspects or a possible motive.

About 90 minutes before the murder, a 39-year-old man was shot in the leg about one block away. He told police he was standing in the 400 block of West Evergreen when someone shot him in the leg. CPD said his injury may have been self-inflicted.

So far this year, 14 people have been shot on the Near North Side, which includes the part of Old Town where this morning’s shootings occurred. The total includes a Chicago police officer and a suspected burglar who exchanged gunfire near the Magnificent Mile on January 8.

Near North shooting totals as of June 22 in recent years:

2023: 12
2022: 33 (includes a 9-victim mass shooting)
2021: 17
2020: 9
2019: 15

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