Macksantino Webb was fatally shot Dec. 3, 2019, at the CTA’s Red Line station at Howard.

Macksantino Webb was fatally shot Dec. 3, 2019, at the CTA’s Red Line station at Howard.

Kevin Tanaka, Emmanuel Camarillo/ Sun-Times

The murder of Macksantino Webb

In 2016, Macksantino Webb moved from Englewood to Rogers Park to escape gun violence as a teenager. On Dec. 3, 2019, he was shot to death at the Howard CTA station.

A Woodlawn man has been charged with murder in a mid-day shooting at the CTA Howard station that killed a 20-year-old man who moved to Rogers Park to escape gun violence.

Keith Gross, 30, was arrested Wednesday in suburban Skokie and charged with first-degree murder in connection to the Dec. 3 shooting, Chicago police said.

Authorities say Macksantino Webb was inside the Howard CTA Red Line station that afternoon when Gross allegedly approached him and fired shots. Struck in the neck and chest, Webb went to the train platform, where paramedics tried to revive him. He died later at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston.

The Chicago Sun-Times profiled Webb in 2016 soon after he and his older brother moved into the Rogers Park home of his great uncle, the Rev. Zollie Webb of Friendship Baptist Church in Evanston, after the two boys witnessed the shooting of their cousin in Englewood.

“How many times do we have to walk behind caskets of young black men before they realize that their deaths are a waste of talent and energy?” Zollie Webb wrote on Facebook about his nephew’s death.

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