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Man killed in shootout in Albany Park

The man was found with a gunshot wound to his face in the 4600 block of North Central Park Avenue, Chicago police said.

A 31-year-old man was fatally shot Oct. 17, 2021, in West Garfield Park.
A person was found fatally shot Dec. 21, 2021, in Albany Park.
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A man was killed during a shootout Tuesday morning in Albany Park on the Northwest Side.

Reico Evans, 34, was found with a gunshot wound to his face in the 4600 block of North Central Park Avenue around 5:30 a.m., Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Evans was brought to Illinois Masonic Hospital and pronounced dead, officials said.

Witnesses told officers he was involved in a shootout with someone in a dark-colored sedan that fled south, police said.

The 17th District, which covers Albany Park, has seen 51 shootings through Dec. 12, according to police statistics. That’s a 19% decrease over the same period last year, when there were 63 shootings.

Murders have also decreased in the district over last year, from 11 to 5, according to the numbers.