A man was shot to death Thursday night in the Rogers Park neighborhood on the North Side.

John Williams, 42, was standing on a sidewalk about 11:10 p.m. in the 1600 block of West Howard Street when someone fired shots, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Williams was struck in his back and taken to Evanston Hospital, where he died, authorities said. He lived about a block away from where he was shot.

The shooting happened within a block of the Red Line’s Howard station. No one was in custody, police said.

Police indicated the shooting was probably gang-related and not related to recent two murders in the neighborhood that sparked a manhunt.

Willard Douglass Watts, 73, was fatally shot Sept 30 while walking his dogs in the 1400 block of West Sherwin Avenue, and Eliyahu Moscowitz, 24, was killed Oct. 1 while walking on a bike path in the 1100 block of West Lunt Avenue.

Detectives were conducting a homicide investigation.

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