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Man killed in West Englewood shooting

The 42-year-old was on the sidewalk about 9:20 p.m. in the 5600 block of South Marshfield Avenue when someone fired shots at him from a white sedan, Chicago police said.  

Chicago police work the scene where 27-year-old man was shot and killed in the 5600 block of S Marshfield Ave, in the West Englewood neighborhood, Friday, June 4, 2021.
Chicago police work the scene where a 42-year-old man was shot and killed in the 5600 block of S Marshfield Ave, in the West Englewood neighborhood, Friday, June 4, 2021.
Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

A man was fatally shot Friday in West Englewood on the South Side, police said.

The 42-year-old was on the sidewalk about 9:20 p.m. in the 5600 block of South Marshfield Avenue when someone fired shots at him from a white sedan, Chicago police said.

The man was struck in the head and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Jermaine Sanders.

A woman who lives on the block said she was working on fixing a light in her home when she heard “at least 20” loud pops. She thought they were fireworks.

Chicago police work the scene where 27-year-old man was shot and killed in the 5600 block of S Marshfield Ave, in the West Englewood neighborhood, Friday, June 4, 2021.
Chicago police work the scene where a 27-year-old man was shot and killed in the 5600 block of S Marshfield Ave, in the West Englewood neighborhood, Friday, June 4, 2021.
Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

“When I found out that it was actually gunshots, I got goosebumps,” she said.

The woman, who declined to give her name, said she usually goes on a walk around the block at this time, because it is generally quiet.

“But, I’m starting to get scared,” she said. “This little area is starting to get bad.”

Shooting incidents in the 7th District, which includes West Englewood, are up 73% so far this year compared to the same period in 2020, according to police statistics.

The block has seen at least one other fatal shooting incident recently.

In February 2020, 15-year-old Marlin Gaines was killed in the 5600 block of South Marshfield Avenue when three males jumped out of a white SUV and shot him, authorities said.