Details emerge regarding fatal shooting Sunday in Pilsen

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New details have come out regarding a fatal gang-related shooting in Pilsen Sunday night.

Officers responded about 9:30 p.m. to a call of shots fired in the 2100 block of West 18th Place and found David Morgan, 36, lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the head, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Morgan, who lived in the 2100 block of West 19th Street, was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 11:20 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

According to a police report, Morgan was holding a handgun and standing between two vehicles, waiting for one to pass by, when someone in the vehicle shot him in the head.

Morgan fell to the ground, and someone came up to him, retrieved his handgun and fired at the shooter’s vehicle numerous times, according to the report. The person then tried to drag Morgan onto the curb, then ran off.

There are no cooperating witnesses to the shooting, which is thought to be gang-related, according to the report. A police source said Morgan had documented gang ties.

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