Man dies in Albany Park shooting

The 38-year-old was shot in the leg in the 4800 block of North Bernard Street, Chicago police said.

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Chicago police investigate the scene where a 38-year-old man was shot and killed in the 4800 block of North Bernard Street Oct. 5, 2020.

Chicago police investigate the scene where a 38-year-old man was shot and killed in the 4800 block of North Bernard Street Oct. 5, 2020.

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A man was fatally shot Monday in Albany Park on the Northwest Side.

The 38-year-old was standing about 3:45 p.m. in the 4800 block of North Bernard Street when someone got out of a dark-colored SUV and opened fire, Chicago police said.

The man was struck multiple times throughout his body and taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, police said.

He was identified as Germaine Alexander Arnold of Albany Park, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy ruled his death a homicide.

A dark-colored SUV was involved in a crash blocks away in the 3200 block of West Ainslie Street, police said.

Police were questioning a person of interest but later released them without charges.

Area Five detectives are investigating.

Chicago police investigate the scene where a 38-year-old man was shot and killed in the 4800 block of North Bernard Street Oct. 5, 2020.

Chicago police investigate the scene where a 38-year-old man was shot and killed in the 4800 block of North Bernard Street Oct. 5, 2020.

Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Last month, five people were wounded in a drive-by blocks away in the 3500 block of West Lawrence Avenue.

Chicago police’s 17th District, which encompasses Albany Park, has seen more than twice as many shootings this year than during the same period in 2019, according to police statistics.

The district has recorded 52 shooting incidents and nine murders through Oct. 4, compared to 20 shootings and five murders during the same period last year.

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