A 27-year-old man was shot dead Saturday night in the West Side’s Fifth City neighborhood, one of at least two shootings overnight, police said.
Jason Jernigan, of the 3400 block of West Adams Street, was shot about 10:50 p.m., in the 3300 block of West Van Buren Street, authorities said.
Police found him unresponsive in a vacant lot, bleeding from gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said. He died on the scene.
The killing brought dozens of residents and relatives, some of them distraught, to the neighborhood’s sidewalks. Police officers spent hours collecting evidence in an alley south of Van Buren before Jernigan’s body was loaded into a van bound for the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Friends and relatives said Jernigan was well-liked in the neighborhood and known for his sense of humor.
Early this morning, a 26-year-old man was shot about 1:20 a.m. Sunday in the 6100 block of South Bishop Street in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. The man was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition.
The man told police a male gunman shot him inside a home, but police could not immediately confirm this. Police said the man was not cooperating with detectives.