A man died about eight hours after he was shot Saturday afternoon in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.
Martell Rhodes was walking in the 3800 block of West Huron about 1:35 p.m. when someone fired shots from a dark vehicle, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Rhodes was shot in the abdomen and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:25 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office. He lived in the 4900 block of West Wrightwood.
The Heat, champions of the Eastern Conference even after getting in as only the No. 8 seed, will take on the Western Conference champion Nuggets in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The series starts in Denver on Thursday night.
Chicago records surges of shootings on Memorial Day weekend with the unofficial start of summer. One person was stabbed to death and another wounded in a shooting near the West Side home of Mayor Brandon Johnson.
The boy was standing on a sidewalk when someone in a white SUV drove up and an occupant began shooting. He was in good condition at a hospital.
At least one person was injured and many residents and business owners have been displaced. Demolition is expected to begin Tuesday morning, the city says.