Man Killed in Bronzeville Shooting: Police

Gun shots rang out in a parking lot near a hotel just after 3 p.m., police said

A man was killed in a shooting Wednesday at the Amber Inn Motel in Bronzeville on the South Side, police said.

Officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert about 3 p.m. in the 3900 block of South Michigan Avenue and found the man unconscious on the ground in the parking lot of the motel, Chicago police said.

The man, who is in his 30s, suffered gunshot wounds to the chest and hand, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Surveillance video of the incident shows the man approach a Jeep Patriot in the parking lot when someone inside the car opens fire, striking the man once, police said.

The man runs away but is shot “several more times,” police said. Investigators recovered eight 9 mm shell casings in the parking lot.

Police said the Jeep was missing a front license plate and may have had cardboard on one of its windows. The car was last seen seen southbound on Prairie Avenue.

The shooting appears to be robbery-related, and a gun was found on the man at the hospital, police said.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office hasn’t released details on the fatality.

No arrests have been reported. Area Central detectives are investigating.

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