CHICAGO — A 72-year-old man fatally shot in the city’s Logan Square neighborhood was among those killed in gun violence in Chicago over the weekend.
The man was identified as 72-year-old Cesar Patiño.
The shooting happened around 9:55 p.m. Sunday in the 3900 block of West Fullerton. Police said Patiño was walking to his car after his grandson’s birthday party when he was struck by gunfire.
He was shot in the chest and transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Patiño was married to his wife for more than 50 years and was a father to five children.
According to police, further investigation revealed the offender may have been traveling in a white SUV at the time of the shooting.
“I think we’re all still in shock,” said granddaughter Karen Patino. “He was just the kindest person ever. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him mad. He was just a calm and happy, kind person.”
A retired construction worker who took great pride in his large extended family, Patino immigrated to the US from Ecuador years ago.
“He was the one who kept the family together,” said granddaughter Erika Harris. “He will always be my angel.”
No one is in custody. Area Five Detectives are investigating.
Anyone with information may leave an anonymous tip at cpdtip.com.