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Man shot to death outside Rogers Park store: police

The 42-year-old was standing outside in the 7500 block of North Rogers Avenue when someone in a passing white BMW fired shots

Chicago police investigate the scene where a man was shot in Rogers Park
Chicago police investigate the scene where a man was shot, July 1, 2019, in the 7500 block of North Rogers in the Rogers Park neighborhood.
Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

A man was shot to death Monday outside a corner store in Rogers Park on the North Side.

Tommy Sweet, 42, was standing outside in the 7500 block of North Rogers Avenue about 9:15 p.m. when someone in a passing white BMW fired shots, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Chicago police investigate the scene where a man was shot in Rogers Park
Chicago police investigate the scene where a man was shot, July 1, 2019, in the 7500 block of North Rogers, in the Rogers Park neighborhood. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times
Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

He was struck in his leg, abdomen and lower back, officials said. The man was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he was pronounced dead.

Shortly after the shooting, police taped off the Eddy’s Food Mart at 7575 N. Rogers Ave.

There appeared to be blood on the ground next to discarded toilet paper rolls and articles of clothing.

Bloody clothing lay inside a crime scene where a man was shot.
Bloody clothing lay inside a crime scene where a man was shot, July 1, 2019, in the 7500 block of North Rogers, in the Rogers Park neighborhood. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times
Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Area North detectives are investigating the shooting. No arrests have been reported.

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