LITTLE VILLAGE — A man was killed early Saturday after possibly being mistaken for a gang member in Little Village, police said.
Freddie Hernandez, 20, was in the 2500 block of South Trumbull Avenue when he was shot at in an apparent drive-by about 2:40 a.m. Saturday, according to police.
Officers arrived and found Hernandez on the sidewalk, cops said. Witnesses told police he had collapsed there after stumbling over from a porch and that a van sped away from the scene.
Several members of the Latin Kings were at the scene after the shooting, police said, but added that Hernandez was likely a "neutron," who pledged no allegiances to any gangs despite having friends in the Kings.
Hernandez, who lived about a mile from where he was shot, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:15 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
No one was in police custody Monday morning.