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A car is parked at the emergency room entrance at University of Illinois Hospital after a man was fatally shot in the 1300 block of West Hastings Saturday | Matthew Hendrickson / Sun-Times

Man killed in University Village shooting Saturday identified

SHARE Man killed in University Village shooting Saturday identified
SHARE Man killed in University Village shooting Saturday identified

A man was killed and twosecurity guards with Kates Detective Agencywere wounded in a shooting in the University Village neighborhood early Saturday.

The three were shot about 3:40 a.m. in the 1300 block of West Hastings, police said.

Witnesses at the scene said the security guards pulled up to a large party outsidethe ABLA-Robert Brooks Homes before shots were fired.

Eric D. Knox, 24, was shot multiple times in the back, and was driven by friends to University of Chicago Hospital, where he waspronounced dead at 3:50 a.m., according topoliceand the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Knox lived in the 1300 block of North Keeler.

Thecar was left outside the emergency room entrance. A crowd had gathered outside the hospital and several people cried and held each other. Others waited together in small groups on the sidewalk.

At least one of the security guards drove himselfto the Chicago Police 12th District precinct at 1412 S. Blue Island after the shooting. Police tape was wrapped around the Kates Detective Agency SUV where it stopped in front of the station.

The security guards were taken to Stroger Hospital for treatment, and heir conditions were stabilized. One, a 29-year-old man, was shot in both thighs, the hand andforearm.The second, a 30-year-old man, was shot in the hand.

A person who answered the phone at Kates Detective Agency Saturday morning declined to comment.

A man was fatally shot and two security guards were wounded in a shooting in University Village. | Matthew Hendrickson / Sun-Times

A man was fatally shot and two security guards were wounded in a shooting in University Village. | Matthew Hendrickson / Sun-Times


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