1 killed in shooting at party at Dixmoor Playfield, Cook County Forest Preserve Police say

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team and Stephanie Wade WLS logo
Monday, June 10, 2024

Shooting at cookout in Cook County Forest Preserve leaves 1 dead
A summer cookout turned tragic when a man was shot and killed at a forest preserve park.

DIXMOOR, Ill. (WLS) -- One person was shot and killed at a party at Dixmoor Playfield Sunday night, the Cook County Sheriff's Police said.

Police said they responded to the shooting at a cookout party near 141st and Wood streets at about 10:08 p.m. where a 30-year-old Chicago man was shot multiple times

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The victim was transported to University of Chicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Authorities have not released his identity.

Investigators were seen collecting evidence, with grills and food items left over, showing the sudden nature of the event.

A large police response from Illinois State Police and Cook County Forest preserve police spanned much of the overnight hours while the playfield was closed for the investigation.

The Cook County Sheriff's Department is leading the investigation trying to figure out what exactly started the shooting.

Anyone with information encouraged to contact Sheriff's Police detectives at 708-865-4896.