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Man shot to death in Avondale

A man was shot to death Thursday morning in the 4000 block of West Melrose. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

(CHICAGO) A man was shot to death Thursday morning in the Avondale neighborhood on the Northwest Side, according to Chicago Police.

Officers responding to reports of a person shot at 5:41 a.m. found the 24-year-old lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the chest in the 4000 block of West Melrose, police said.

A police source said the man was walking with his girlfriend when a vehicle pulled up and someone inside asked them about their gang affiliations before opening fire. The girlfriend was not injured.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. His identity was not released Thursday morning.

7 seriously injured—including three children—in Avondale crash

(CHICAGO) Seven people, including three children, were injured in a crash Tuesday morning in the Avondale neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

The multi-vehicle crash happened in the 3200 block of North Milwaukee just after 8 a.m., according to Chicago Police. One of the vehicles crashed into a building.

Two juveniles in serious-to-critical condition, one juvenile in fair-to-serious condition, and three adults in fair-to-serious condition were taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, according to Fire Media Affairs. Another adult was taken in serious-to-critical condition to Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Northbound No. 56 Milwaukee buses were temporarily rerouted in the area, according to a CTA alert. Southbound buses weren’t affected.

Police warn of strong-arm robberies in Avondale

(Chicago)  Police are warning residents of the Northwest Side of two recent strong-arm robberies in the Avondale neighborhood.

In both incidents, people were knocked down from behind, struck and robbed of property, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

The most recent robbery happened at 6:37 p.m. Jan. 12 in the 2700 block of North Francisco, while the other happened at 8:17 p.m. Jan. 9 in the 2800 block of North Albany, police said.

The robbers are described as four white Hispanic males, between 16 and 23, standing between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-10, police said. In one of the robberies, at least one robber was wearing a white surgical mask and another was wearing a red Starter jacket and dark pants.

Anyone with information should call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.

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