An 18-year-old man was shot to death Friday afternoon in Lawndale on the West Side.
Maurice D. Morris Jr. was on the sidewalk about 4:30 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Arthington Avenue when someone fired shots, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.
He was shot in the head and neck and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died, police said.
Area Four detectives were investigating.
“This is a jarring reminder of why all gun owners must store their firearms in a safe and responsible manner,” Vernon Hills Police Chief Patrick L. Kreis said in a statement.
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Police found the man with a gunshot wound to the head in the 1400 block of West 49th Street, police said.
The two men were shot Saturday in the 7100 block of South Peoria Street, police said.
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The man, who apparently took his own life inside the building in the 4100 block of West Chicago Avenue had been the subject of more than 40 calls for service since January 2022, a police department source told the Sun-Times.