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Man Shot in Head After Double-Parked Car Dispute

By Erica Demarest | March 24, 2013 8:14am | Updated on March 24, 2013 9:13am
  At least three men and one woman were shot overnight in Chicago.
At least three men and one woman were shot overnight in Chicago.
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CHICAGO — A man was shot in the head following an argument about a double-parked car Sunday morning, making him the fourth to sustain gunshot wounds overnight.

The parking dispute occurred at 3:50 a.m. in the 7100 block of South Maplewood Avenue in Chicago Lawn, said Officer John Mirabelli, a police spokesman.

A car was double-parked on the residential street, preventing traffic from passing, Mirabelli said. When someone tried to drive down the block, "words were exchanged."

The driver managed to navigate around the double-parked car, but soon after returned, pulled out a handgun and opened fire, Mirabelli said.

A 30-year-old man was shot in the head and taken in stable condition to Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center.

He was the fourth person wounded in South and West Side shootings overnight.

About 9:10 p.m. Saturday, a 30-year-old man was shot in the leg on the 3300 block of South Ashland Avenue in McKinley Park, said Officer Ron Gaines, a police spokesman.

The man was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in stable condition. No one is in custody.

About 1:35 a.m. Sunday, a 35-year-old man was shot in the leg in Belmont Cragin on the 2800 block of North Melvina Avenue, Gaines said. He was taken to Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center.

And at 3:37 a.m., a 27-year-old woman was shot in the chest and leg on the 7500 block of South Coles Avenue in South Shore, Gaines said. The woman was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in stable condition.