CHICAGO — Police are seeking the public’s help locating a suspect wanted in the deadly shooting of a 59-year-old in Lincoln Square.
Just after 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, police responded to the 2600 block of West Catalpa on the report of a shooting. After a preliminary investigation, police believe a 59-year-old man, later identified as Rae Park, was shot and killed amid a robbery attempt as the victim sat in his car.
Surveillance footage shows the suspect, who was wearing a dark hoodie with a yellow logo, dark pants and white gym shoes, approach the driver’s side door.
The 59-year-old man was rushed to a hospital in Evanston and later died from his injuries.
The vehicle wanted is a four-door light-colored sedan.
“I feel bad for his family how they’re going through and everything,” said Lincoln Square resident Tatiana Barona.
It’s the third shooting in the neighborhood since Friday. As a result of the increase in shootings, police said they have increased their presence in the area.
“What everyone saw on video is very random in circumstance, while the other activity is very targeted. People that are in a lifestyle that have conflicts with each other that are passing through the ward,” 40th Ward Ald. Andre Vasquez said. “Nobody wants to see any of it, but I want to make sure people understand the distinction as they’re thinking through everything.”
Anyone with information to the shootings can leave an anonymous tip at cpdtip.com.