A gunman targeting his ex fatally shoots a Berwyn man dining at Humboldt Park restaurant instead; 3 others shot dead in pre-dawn bombings: police – Chicago Tribune

Two “unwitting targets” inside a Colombian restaurant were shot Friday night in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, Chicago police said.

Three other men were killed in predawn shootouts.

The 50-year-old Berwyn man was inside the Curramba Restaurant, 2701 W. Division St., at around 9:45 p.m. when the shooter walked by looking for his ex-girlfriend, who was standing outside. outside smoking, according to a police report.

When he opened fire from the car, a bullet entered the neck of the Berywn man while a second bullet grazed the index finger of a 40-year-old woman, also inside the restaurant , according to the report.

The victim, whose identity has not been officially released, was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The ex-girlfriend, who witnessed the attack, gave police the name of the suspected shooter and police tracked him down shortly after at Augusta Boulevard and Homan Avenue, where he was in a traffic accident. Officers arrested him after he got out of the car and threw a gun on the sidewalk, according to the report.

No charges have been announced.

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The most recent deadly shooting occurred shortly before 2:50 a.m. Saturday in the 2900 block of South Poplar Avenue in the Bridgeport neighborhood.

Police said an unidentified 26-year-old man was shot in the head, but the circumstances were unknown, police said.

At around 1.30am, an 18-year-old man was found shot multiple times in the West Chatham area.

This shooting happened in the 500 block of West 87th Street. The unidentified young man, who was discovered by a resident on the porch of a home who heard the gunshots, was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said.

Shortly after 7:15 p.m. Friday, a 65-year-old man was shot dead outside a residence on the 400 block of North Hamlin Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.

The man, whose name has not been released, was first transported in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the chest to Mount Sinai Hospital but was later pronounced dead there, it said. the police.

Detectives were investigating.

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