CHICAGO — A man was shot and killed during a home invasion early Tuesday morning in Rogers Park.
Just after 3:30 a.m., police responded to the report of a shooting in the 7600 block of North Sheridan.
Police said a 45-year-old man was in his residence when an unknown suspect began knocking on the back door and then pushed the door open.
The suspect continued to make entry and the 45-year-old man was shot in the living room. He sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and died at the scene.
Police said the suspect ran northbound in an alley and a witness in the apartment called 911.
Anthony Tausig leaves near the property where the shooting occurred and said that while news of the fatal home invasion shooting is unsettling, it’s not surprising.
“I’m not surprised that it was that building,” Tausig said. “This is a building that we’ve been complaining about for years. And other neighbors have in the past. Just take a look at it, I don’t know what’s going on.”
The Office of Alderwoman Maria Hadden (49th Ward) says they have received many of those complaints regarding issues like drugs and other nuisances to the point where they’ve gotten law enforcement, the building department and the city’s law department involved.
Hadden’s office adds they are exploring legal avenues to fix and increase safety regarding the property.
“I’d like to see some accountability for the people who own the building (and) the property,” Tausig added.
Something residents hope can help turn the property around.
No one is in custody. Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip at cpdtip.com.
The city’s Department of Buildings responded to a WGN News request for comment:
In 2022, the City filed code enforcement actions against both two residences in the 7600 block of N. Sheridan Rd. in the Circuit Court of Cook County. One case resulted in the judge entering a permanent injunction against the property owner on December 1, 2022, enjoining the property owner from renting, leasing, using, or occupying the entire building until further order of the Court. The second Circuit Court case is still pending.