Bicyclist killed by stray bullet, another hurt in Rogers Park shooting

A 54-year-old bicyclist was riding early Tuesday in the 7600 block of North Marshfield Avenue when shots rang out and he was struck in the head, police say

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Two men were shot, one fatally, June 16, 2020, in the 7600 block of North Marshfield Avenue.

Two men were shot, one fatally, June 16, 2020, in the 7600 block of North Marshfield Avenue.

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A 54-year-old man on a bike was killed by stray gunfire early Tuesday in a shooting that wounded another man in Rogers Park.

The bicyclist was riding about 3 a.m. in the 7600 block of North Marshfield Avenue when shots rang out and he was struck in the head, Chicago police said. He was pronounced dead at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston.

He was identified as John Wesley Jones of Uptown, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy ruled his death a homicide.

The target of the shooting, a 27-year-old man, was a passenger in a vehicle that stopped nearby, police said. The occupants of the vehicle were speaking with a group of males on the street when someone in the group fired shots, police said.

The 27-year-old was struck in the leg and taken in good condition to St. Francis Hospital, police said.

Area Three detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.

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