1 killed, another injured in Rogers Park shooting near Morse CTA Red Line station: Chicago police

Man walking dog 1 of 2 shot, owner of nearby bar says

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024
2 men shot, 1 fatally, near Rogers Park Red Line station: CPD
A Chicago shooting killed 1 and injured another on North Glenwood Avenue in Rogers Park Tuesday morning, CPD said. One man was walking his dog.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two men were shot, one fatally, near a North Side Red Line stop Tuesday morning, Chicago police said.

A 41-year-old and 33-year-old were outside in the 6900-block of North Glenwood Avenue in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood just after 11:15 a.m., when someone came up and shot at them, police said.

The 41-year-old was shot in the back, and taken to St. Francis hospital in good condition, CPD said.

The 33-year-old was also shot in the back, and taken to St. Francis in critical condition. He later died, police said.

Police tape and activity could be seen near the Morse CTA Red Line stop after the incident.

The 41-year-old had been walking his dog, and ran a block away to Erik Archambeault's bar for help.

"I was like, 'get in the bar, and you're gonna lay on the couch and I'll look at your wounds. Are you OK, are you feeling lightheaded?' He was like, 'no, it's not that bad,'" Archambeault said.

Archambeault owns Rogers Park Social, and said he heard the gunshots, which he said have become more common on the Morse-Glenwood corridor.

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He said he's expressed concerns to police that the uptick in crime is due to newer residents in the neighborhood.

"I see the unfortunate drug dealing that goes on in the neighborhood. And when you start to see new faces, you're like, something is going to happen," Archambeault said.

Many residents say the mid-day crime is sad, but not unexpected.

"Every place is going to have folks who are not doing OK. It's the same in the suburbs. It's the same in rural areas. We've got a higher densification here, and we see it more often," Rogers Park resident Newton Schottelkotte.

Alderwoman Maria Hadden, with the 49th Ward, said the shooting appears to be targeted at the person who was fatally shot.

It follows another fatal shooting, also on the same stretch of Morse Avenue, a few weeks ago.

At this point, the two don't appear to be connected.

No one is in custody, and area detectives are investigating.

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