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Victim recalls Hyde Park shooting that killed friend

Police are looking for the person who shot and killed one man and injured another in the Hyde Park neighborhood.

It happened just after midnight Tuesday in a building in the 5200 block of South Harper Avenue.

Henry Atkins, 39, was shot in the chest and died on the scene.

Luis Galvan, 21, was shot in the left hand. He was treated and released from the hospital.

Galvan tells WGN-TV that Atkins came over to his home when all of a sudden a man, that neither one of them knew, came out of nowhere and started shooting.

He says only one bullet was fired; that bullet went through his hand and hit Atkins in the chest.

Galvan says he doesn’t know the suspect, but has seen him around the neighborhood. He has given a description of him to police.

Atkins was married with two children and had plans to move out of the neighborhood.

Galvan says he has plans to move out of the neighborhood as well.


8 Comments to “Victim recalls Hyde Park shooting that killed friend”

    Brian Millersmith said:
    April 30, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    What? Please re-write and have it make sense…

      Observer said:
      April 30, 2013 at 3:45 PM

      Looks like the administrator couldn't wait for the rewrite.

    keeping real said:
    April 30, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    I'm no police but that just makes no sense!!!, someone just came out of no where?

    Art Jr said:
    May 1, 2013 at 8:14 AM

    Does this apt have any security cameras working??? Chi-town just like the "D" Detroit…….We need all fools off the streets. That was my Family and we don't bother people nor were we raised in the Southwest 313 to act in violence so there has to be some justice done. Pray and please God I beg you for
    His 4yr daughter, 2yr old son, Strong Wife and all his older kids and friends that loved Henry, we need closer. Praying for the world to embrace PEACE.

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