A man was killed late Monday after a gunman opened fire inside an apartment bedroom in Lawndale.
Around 11 p.m., the 23-year-old was shot while he was with a female inside a bedroom in the 3300 block of West Douglas Boulevard, according to Chicago police.
A gunman walked in and fired multiple gunshots, wounding the man throughout his body, police said. The woman was not hit.
The 23-year-old was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died, police said. No one has been arrested.
Yellow police tape was strung along the opening of a black fence in front of an apartment on the corner of Homan Avenue and Douglas. Inside the building, red tape hung from the door to a first-floor unit. An officer stood behind the fence, guarding the scene as his colleagues walked up and down the stone porch.
Nearly two hours after the shooting, a man walked out of the building, lugging a car seat with a baby inside. He greeted a woman who had just driven over, and the two left in her car.
Another man and woman stood on the sidewalk outside the apartment, the latter on the phone explaining to someone, “They not letting me inside.” Soon, they also got into a car and drove away.
Early Tuesday outside Mount Sinai’s emergency room, two women waited outside, looking at the gated entrance.
One of them, who said she was the 23-year-old’s cousin, was still waiting for confirmation on whether he was alive or dead.
“I don’t know how he’s doing,” she said. “They’re not letting me see him. It’s on lockdown.”
Around 1 a.m., a man drove over to pick the women up, and the three left the hospital. The emergency room’s parking lot became empty except for an ambulance and a few other vehicles, most of them police squad cars.