Old Town shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 shot in the back - Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29

Old Town shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 shot in the back

Posted: Updated:
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Chicago police are investigating an Old Town shooting that left one man dead and another hurt. They were shot after 6 p.m. Tuesday night near Goethe and North Sedgwick.

TyShawn Blanton, 31, was shot multiple times and died at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center at 7:05 p.m,, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner's office. An autopsy for Blanton, of the 1300 block of North Halsted Street, is scheduled for Wednesday.

Police said a 20-year-old man suffered gunshot wounds to the back, and was taken in critical but "stable" condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

According to investigators, both men had gang affiliations.

A relative of one of the victims told DNAinfo.com that if officers lived in the neighborhood, they would care more to stop the growing violence there.

No arrests have been made as Area North detectives investigate.

The death will be the 14th homicide of 2013, pending the results of an autopsy. Additionally, Chicago Police have fatally shot one person this year.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

Share Your Photos & Video

Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices