Man shot near Millennium Park dies

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Monday, September 26, 2016
Peter Fabbri, 54, died after being shot near Millennium Park Saturday night.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man shot in the head in a confrontation near Millennium Park died Sunday.

The victim, identified to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office as 54-year-old Peter Fabbri, was shot on South Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street near Millennium Park Saturday night, police said.

Fabbri was with two women, including his sister. After shooting Fabbri in the head, police said the suspect fled on a bicycle. Fabbri's sister, Shelly Fabbri, said she tried to chase him down.

"I chased him to the street. He threw one of his children off their bike. I chased him through the street and tried to hold the bike down. His girlfriend comes and punched me and ripped my shirt. I wind up on the ground. Another security guard came to help me and call the police and my brother is on the ground unconscious, going to the hospital now," Fabbri said.

Fabbri was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, where he later died.

Bystanders could not believe they witnessed the violent crime in downtown Chicago.

"It's downtown. We're right by the faces, the sculptures. Usually it's a family friendly area, you know? This stuff happens either (on the) West Side, South Side. But it's spreading all over the place. Something needs to be done," said Sean Covello, who was visiting Millennium Park.

"It's just crazy. The world is going crazy. Stuff is continuing to happen. We just need to bring hope to the city, hope to America," said Frankie Cortez, another park visitor.

Police took a person of interest into custody. No charges have been filed.