Man shot in head over double-parked car

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A 30-year-old man was shot in the head Sunday morning after a confrontation over a car that was double parked and partially blocking access to the street, police said.

The shooting happened about 3:30 a.m. in the 7100 block of South Maplewood Avenue in the Marquette Park neighborhood, police said.

Police said the 30-year-old man was shot in the head after the argument, ran west and fell in an alley where an ambulance picked him up and took him to Advocate Christ Medical Center – “walking, talking, breathing, living,” according to police.

The confrontation started when, according to a witness, a car with two men inside tried to slide past the parked car on Maplewood Avenue.

The car was partially blocking the street, the man said, but left enough room for the car to get by.

A woman in the car exchanged words with the driver but the man shot told them “go ahead on now, we’re cool, we not on that.”

The driver stopped the car at the corner of 72nd and Maplewood – about 50 yards south – and one of the two men walked out, lifted a handgun and said “talk that (expletive) now” before firing a single shot.

The man shot and his friend, who witnessed the shooting, are both from Dekalb and are in town to celebrate the 29th birthday of the witness. The man who was shot has family on the block, the witness said.

In the Belmont Central neighborhood on the Northwest Side, in the 2800 block of North Melvina, a 35-year-old man was shot in the leg about 1:35 a.m. It’s not clear what hospital he was taken to.

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By Peter Nickeas

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