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Man killed in drive-by on Kenwood sidewalk mid-afternoon

The Kenwood area is traditionally one of the safest areas on Chicago's south side, having recorded only 3 homicides from 2019 through 2021. However, this is the second homicide in the neighborhood in the last two months and the 7th within the last 12 months.

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Man killed in drive-by on Kenwood sidewalk mid-afternoon

CHICAGO - A man was shot and killed mid-afternoon yesterday as he walked down the sidewalk in Kenwood, authorities said.

The incident happened around 3:45 p.m. yesterday afternoon on the 4600 block of S. Lake Park Avenue in the affluent Kenwood neighborhood, out front of a condo building that last had units sold for around $500,000.

Police said a 34-year-old man was walking down the sidewalk on the above block when a vehicle approached and someone inside the car fired shots at him.

First responders took the victim to University of Chicago Hospital where he was pronounced. Area One Detectives are investigating.

The Kenwood area is traditionally one of the safest areas on Chicago's south side, having recorded only 3 homicides from 2019 through 2021. However, this is the second homicide in the neighborhood in the last two months and the 7th within the last 12 months.

In September, 17-year-old Kanye Perkins, a Kenwood Academy High School student was shot and killed mid-day near the school.


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