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3 Masked Gunmen Kill Chicago Homeowner During Early-Morning Break-In

Chicago, IL – Three masked gunmen fatally shot a 36-year-old man during a home invasion in the South Shore neighborhood early Tuesday morning.

Chicago police responded to the 7500-block of South Saginaw Avenue at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Sept. 21 after receiving a report that a man had been found unresponsive on the floor of his living room, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The victim had been shot in the left side of his upper chest, according to the Chicago Police Department (CPD).

He was transported to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The victim was later identified as 36-year-old Ben Sims, according to WFLD.

Police said the three suspects who forced their way into Sims’ home were dressed in black, and that one was carrying a backpack and a gun, WBBM reported.

They fled the scene when police arrived, resulting in a SWAT team and K9 units responding to the area, according to WMAQ.

Officers ultimately took four people into custody at approximately 11:20 a.m.

Their identities have not been released, nor has a potential motive.

Police have not provided any information regarding whether or not anything was stolen, nor would they comment on how they obtained the information that led them to their suspects, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The shooting was one of 15 that took place in Chicago on Tuesday, according to WFLD.

One of the other 14 victims, 15-year-old Jamari Williams, was killed when someone in a black car opened fire on him outside a business in the 8300-block of South Holland Road.

The teen was just two blocks away from his school at the time.

Several of the other victims who were shot Tuesday are in critical condition in area hospitals, WFLD reported.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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