A man was fatally shot in Hermosa on the Northwest Side Thursday night.
Vicente Hernandez, 33, was shot in the chest in the 2200 block of North Kilpatrick Avenue about 11:25 p.m., Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
He was driven by a friend to the Loyola University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
No one was in custody.
At least seven other people have been murdered in the 25th police district, which covers Hermosa and Belmont Cragin, according to police statistics. At least four of the district’s murders were recorded within the last three weeks.
Nicolas Marquina Ortiz and Norma Hernandez were fatally shot March 31 when a gunman stopped his car in front of them and opened fire following an argument in the 2500 block of North Lamon Avenue, according to police.
Less than a week earlier, Miguel Marchan was a passenger in a car in the 3100 block of North Mango Avenue at about 3:10 a.m. when someone approached and demanded the car before opening fire, killing him, police said.