Rogers Park man dies in drive-by shooting

By Jose Silva

A man was killed after being shot in a drive-by shooting Thursday afternoon in the Rogers Park neighborhood.

James Brown, 22 was taken to St. Francis Hospital and was pronounced dead at 2:40 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Here is the story from the Chicago Tribune:

A 22-year-old man was killed after being shot in a drive-by shooting this afternoon in the Rogers Park neighborhood, officials said.

James Brown, of the 3200 block of North Central Park Avenue, was pronounced dead at 2:40 p.m. at St. Francis Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Brown was on the 6800 block of North Ashland Avenue when he was shot in the upper torso at 2:05 p.m., said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

The man was taken to the hospital but was reported dead on arrival, said Mirabelli.

Police said Brown was outside when he was shot. An older, dark-colored vehicle was seen quickly leaving the area, said Mirabelli.

Area North detectives are investigating.

Four people wounded in Rogers Park drive-by shooting

By Rianne Coale

Four people suffered minor injuries Saturday morning after a drive-by shooting in the Rogers Park neighborhood.

The four victims were taken to nearby hospitals with minor injuries.

Here is the story from NBC Chicago:

Four occupants of a van suffered minor injuries when several  people in a sports-utility vehicle opened fire early Saturday in the North Side  Rogers Park neighborhood.

A van was stopped at a stoplight in the 1500 block of West  Morse Avenue at 12:55 a.m. when a sports-utility vehicle drove by and made a  U-turn in front of the vehicle, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro  said.

Several occupants of the SUV jumped out and opened fire on  the van, Alfaro said. The driver of the van struck several parked vehicles while  fleeing the scene.

The four occupants of the van, three females and one male,  did not suffer gunshot wounds but were taken to area hospitals with minor  injuries.

No one was in custody Saturday morning and Area North  detectives are investigating.