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1 killed, 1 wounded in West Englewood shooting: police

Sam Charles/Sun-Times

A man was killed and another wounded in a shooting Monday, just blocks away from where six people were shot at a baby shower Saturday in West Englewood.

Jhanari Robinson, 19, was standing with another man in the 6500 block of South Oakley when a dark-colored vehicle drove by and someone inside fired shots, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Robinson was shot in the head about 5:40 p.m. and died at the scene, police said.

The other man, 22, was shot in his abdomen and treated at the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said.

About 20 people gathered at the intersection of 66th and Oakley as a dozen or so police officers guarded the crime scene.

At least 33 shell casings could be seen next to evidence markers on Oakley.

Just north of the crime scene tape, an elderly man sat on his front porch, watching the police.

Police investigate a shooting Monday evening in the 6500 block of South Oakley | Sam Charles/Sun-Times
Police investigate a shooting Monday evening in the 6500 block of South Oakley | Sam Charles/Sun-Times

The man, who declined to give his name, said he was watching the CBS2 evening news when he heard the gunfire.

He bought his home 40 years ago and said that crime on the block has escalated substantially in that time.

“When I bought over here, we didn’t have this kind of s—,” he said. “It was peaceful and quiet.”

About 7 p.m., an elderly woman who lives on the block returned from grocery shopping to find her block cordoned off with police tape.

An officer assigned to the crime scene escorted her to her door, carrying one of her grocery bags.

“This the kind of summer we’re gonna have?” The elderly woman asked rhetorically. “It’s not even hot yet.”

Police said no arrests have been made. Area Central detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.

On Saturday, at least six people were shot, including an 8- and 10-year-old, during a baby shower a few blocks away. Police did not say if the shootings were related.

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