Man fatally shot riding inside vehicle in Brighton Park

About 3 a.m., the man, 35, was in the passenger seat as a female driver was traveling in the 3800 block of South Kedzie Avenue when he was struck in the neck by gunfire.

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A man was fatally shot July 3, 2022 on the Southwest Side.

A man was fatally shot July 3, 2022 on the Southwest Side.

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A man was fatally shot while riding inside a vehicle early Sunday in Brighton Park on the Southwest Side.

About 3 a.m., Juan Alaniz, 35, was in the passenger seat as a female driver was traveling in the 3800 block of South Kedzie Avenue when he was struck in the neck by gunfire, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

The driver then drove about two and a half miles to the 5600 block of South Spaulding Avenue, where she called police, officials said.

Alaniz was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

No one was in custody.

The man is the fifth person killed in Brighton Park so far this year, according to Chicago Sun-Times data. Last year, three people were killed in the community in the same period.

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