Man shot dead in Little Village marks 20th homicide victim during holiday – Telemundo Chicago

Man shot dead in Little Village marks 20th homicide victim during holiday – Telemundo Chicago
Man shot dead in Little Village marks 20th homicide victim during holiday – Telemundo Chicago

A man who was shot Sunday while attending a baby shower in Little Village has died, becoming the 20th homicide victim of the violent Fourth of July holiday weekend, authorities said.

Around 12:40 a.m. Sunday, Guillermo Hernandez was at a home in the 2800 block of South Lawndale Avenue when several gunshots rang out and a car sped away, according to Chicago police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Hernandez, 58, was found lying in the backyard of the home with a gunshot wound to his right eye, authorities said.

He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, initially in critical condition, but Hernandez, a resident of the 3000 block of South Springfield Avenue, was pronounced dead at 1:41 p.m. Monday, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Surveillance footage shows a gunman wearing a black and gray hooded jacket firing “several” shots at a sedan that was speeding away, according to a police report obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times.

Bullet casings were recovered near the corner of 28th Street and Lawndale Avenue, according to police.

Hernandez’s death marked the 20th homicide of the long Fourth of July weekend, when more than 100 people were shot.

There is no one in custody.

 
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