Man ambushed and killed by gunmen in Englewood, police say

The man, 39, was sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked car when the pair opened fire in the 7000 block of South Halsted Street on Monday.

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A man was shot and killed after two gunmen ambushed him in Englewood on the South Side Monday morning, Chicago police said.

Steven Smith, 39, was sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked car when the pair opened fire in the 7000 block of South Halsted Street around 9 a.m., police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

He was shot in his shoulder, neck and arm, and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he died, police said.

Police reported no arrests.

The shooting happened in the 7th police district, which covers Englewood and West Englewood. The district has seen 96 shootings so far this year through May 29, a 14% decrease over the same period last year, when there were 111 shootings, according to police statistics. Murders are up 29% in the district over last year, from 17 to 22.

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