Man killed, 2 wounded in Chicago shootings Thursday

A man was killed while sitting in the drive-thru of a Chatham Walgreens and another was seriously injured during an armed robbery in Rogers Park.

SHARE Man killed, 2 wounded in Chicago shootings Thursday
Chicago police investigate after a man was shot to death outside a Walgreens in the first block of East 75th Street in Chatham.

Chicago police investigate after a man was shot to death outside a Walgreens in the first block of East 75th Street in Chatham.

Sam Kelly/Sun-Times

A man was killed outside a Chatham Walgreens on the South Side and two other people were injured Thursday in gun violence across Chicago.

Kendredge T.E. Dillard, 27, was fatally shot about 9:45 p.m. while sitting in a vehicle in the drive-thru of the Walgreens in the first block of East 75th Street, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was struck in the head and pronounced dead at the scene.

More than an hour earlier, a man was seriously wounded during a robbery in Rogers Park on the North Side.

The 33-year-old was on the sidewalk about 8:25 p.m. in the 6700 block of North Bosworth Avenue when two males approached, demanded his belongings at gunpoint and then shot him in the chest, police said. He was taken in serious condition to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston.

The people who shot him are also wanted in connection with two other armed robberies Thursday in Rogers Park and Buena Park, in addition to four other hold-ups in Edgewater and Pilsen since Jan. 17, according to police.

Thursday’s first shooting left a man wounded in Chatham on the South Side.

The 36-year-old was arguing with someone about 8 a.m. in the 900 block of East 82nd Street when the other person shot him in the top of his left ear, police said. He showed up to St. Bernard Hospital on his own and was listed in good condition.

A police source said the shooting may have been domestic-related.

On Wednesday, one man was killed and three other people were injured in shootings across the city.

Read more on crime, and track the city’s homicides.

The Latest
An end to gun violence will take more effective gun regulation and long-term solutions that focus on jobs, education, mental health counseling and violence intervention.
The $19.5 million PCC Primary Care Pavilion will offer a gym, dance center, demonstration test kitchen, community meeting spaces and a community garden and urban farm to Austin residents to help lower the life expectancy gap.
“I’m a big believer in earning stuff,” Keuchel said.
The shooting happened at the Warwick Allerton Hotel, officials said.
“The individual who’s in custody right now has five carjacking arrests on his record in the last two years. You could argue he never should have been on the street in the first place,” Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd) told a packed house at a community safety meeting Monday evening.