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Pre-sunrise shootout leaves John Doe dead in Albany Park

Investigators at the scene discovered 21 rifle shell casings as well as bullet holes in a residential building and in three parked cars, but no other injuries were reported.

The shootout occurred in the 4600 block of N. Central Park Avenue in the Albany Park neighborhood on Tuesday morning.

CHICAGO - A shootout in the early Tuesday morning hours on the city's northwest side left a John Doe dead and damage to the neighborhood, authorities said.



The incident occurred just before 5:30 a.m. in the 4600 block of N. Central Park Avenue near W. Wilson Avenue in the Albany Park neighborhood on the city's northwest side Tuesday morning.

Initial calls to police estimated at least 30 shots fired.

Authorities arrived to find a John Doe victim, who appeared to be in his late 20s – early 30s, unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the face. The victim was transported to Illinois Masonic Hospital, where he was pronounced.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's office has not yet been able to determine much history for the man but reports described him as a hispanic man with a dark complexion.

Witnesses reported the victim was involved in a shootout with a dark gray vehicle that fled southbound down N Central Park Avenue.

Investigators at the scene discovered 21 rifle shell casings as well as bullet holes in a residential building on a little further down N Central Park Avenue. Three parked vehicles also sustained bullet damage but there were no other injuries were reported.

A stolen vehicle was also recovered on the scene with stolen Minnesota plates attached, and the actual Illinois plates registered to the vehicle were found inside.

No one is in custody at this time. Area Five detectives are investigating.



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