55-year-old man killed in Uptown shooting last month identified

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A 55-year-old man who was killed in a shooting more than two weeks ago in the North Side Uptown neighborhood has been identified.

Robert Kraft was in the 900 block of West Wilson at 6:13 p.m. Aug. 26 when a male began shooting at another male and Kraft was shot in the back, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Kraft, of the 1000 block of West Lawrence Avenue, was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 6:51 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. His death was ruled a homicide.

Kraft was not the intended target of the shooting, authorities said. His name was not previously released because the medical examiner’s office could not locate his family to notify them of his death.

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