2 shot, 1 killed in East Chatham neighborhood

Two men were shot, one fatally, Monday morning in the East Chatham neighborhood.

The shooting happened just before 9:00 a.m. at 82nd and Maryland.  The gunman opened fire on two men in a car.

The passenger was shot in the back, got out of the car and died at the scene.

The driver was shot in the back of the head but was able to step on the gas and made it a block east to 82nd and Drexel before he smashed into a number of parked cars and pushed them into the intersection.

The driver was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.

No one else was injured in the crash.

Neighbors say shootings in this area of east Chatham, unfortunately, happen frequently, enough that one of them didn’t think anything of the shots until she heard her parked car was one of those hit.

Another woman whose car was totaled in the crash says since she moved here in 2005, she’s noticed a lot more violence.

Adrian Dobbins said “To be honest, in my place. I love my place. I love it still but it’s outside your place you just don’t know.  Going to your car, coming from your car, you just don’t know. It’s pretty disheartening.”

No motive is being given in this shooting.  Police are looking for a specific gunman at this hour.

One man, shot in the back, is confirmed dead. The second victim, who was shot in the head, is in critical condition at Stroger Hospital.

Chicago Police say they have a name of a suspect but have not yet located him.

4 comments

  • Bruce

    When will the city of Chicago tax pimping officials finally get the message? They pimp us for our tax money, and turn their heads when our citizens get shot in the @ss every night of the week. Seven days a week. Enough is enough.
    We can stop the violence today if we put the national guards on city streets with orders to shoot to kill, anyone on the streets with a gun in their hand. This would stop gun violence in one day. But no one wants to really solve the problem, they just want their names to stay in the news as if they are really doing anything, they are really nothing more than Black Camera Hogs, and nothing more. People are tired of getting shot in the @ss every night, and this is a proven way to solve the problem. These camera hogs including Jesse Jackson and his ilk, are the real terrorist of the black community. They fleece their followers, and fill their private bank accounts, and the city is nothing more than a war zone. He's nothing more than a poverty pimp, and nothing more. Put the national guards on city streets with orders to shoot to kill, anyone on the streets with a gun in their hand. And if any black people do not like that tactic, simply leave Chicago, and take your bad @ss habits with you. I'm a 57 year old African American male, and I say put a stop to this violence by any means necessary. We as black people must stop looking to the ilk of the black so called leaders, and take responsibility for our own destiny. These race leaders and culture pimps have never done anything for us, and they never will. The real terrorist in the black community is the local politicians, and race baiting poverty pimps (so called race leaders), they could stop this war zone, but too many people are filling their pockets with cash because of it.

    Copy and paste this comment everywhere you see a news story about gun violence. Maybe someone that really cares will take this idea to the mayor of this crime ridden city of Chicago. He's too doltish to figure it out for himself. (no disrespect intended, just an obvious fact)

  • Smoke-R.I.P.

    The Driver is off of life support and has passed today. Its unfortunate this happen to a young man. His children and family will have sorrow behind this, he is now in the Lord's hand bless his soul. This is truly a tragedy. The city should be ashamed of themselves. People killing people for no reason is horrible.

  • Smoke

    R.I.P SMOKE -You are LOVED! – we got a new angel now! These men died because of a coward who just couldn't walk away! Now people are suffering heartbreak for no reason! These men with guns need to think first killing someone over words is stupid! He didn't deserve to die…this is truly a sad loss today! I pray for "Smoke" and his family this is just awful…such a wonderful, beautiful person is gone from earth and now in Heaven! R.I.P. Smoke

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