22-year-old man shot to death while sitting in parked car in South Loop

Chicago Crime

CHICAGO A man was shot to death while sitting in a parked car in the South Loop Saturday afternoon, according to police.

Police said the man was sitting in a parked car in the 600 block of South Wells Street at approximately 1:18 p.m. when an unknown car pulled up and a perpetrator inside opened fire.

The victim was struck multiple times and was transported to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The victim was identified as 22-year-old Dearl Butler Jr.

More than 30 bullet holes could be seen in the Dodge Charger occupied by the victim, frightening onlooking residents nearby.

“They could have kept shooting and it would have went into my apartment you know, so that’s super, super scary,” neighbor Kaci Spallina said.

The shooting follows a violent carjacking that took place just at the other end of the block Friday morning, in which a suspect crashed a car he had just stolen at gunpoint.

The shooting is under investigation.

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