Man killed in Niles shooting ID'd, police say

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Monday, February 26, 2024
1 fatally shot in Niles
Niles police are investigating after a fatal shooting at Harlem and Chase avenues Sunday night.

NILES, Ill. (WLS) -- A Chicago man was killed in a shooting in north suburban Niles Sunday night, police said.

Officers responded to a report of a man down in the area of Harlem and Chase avenues at about 9:08 p.m.

Police said they found a male victim on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead, police said.

Neighbors heard the gunshot.

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"All I heard is 'boom, boom boom,'" neighbor Cia Zervos said. "I thought it was a car accident. There is always a car accident at this corner, and then my son's friend texted him, 'I think there is someone laying down on the ground. I don't know what is going on,' and then we come outside, and there's a bunch of cop cars."

The victim was identified as Billy J. Parker, 26.

The North Regional Major Crimes Task Force is involved in investigating the shooting. No one is in custody.

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