CHICAGO — A 23-year-old man was shot to death in Uptown Saturday night.
The victim was standing in the 900 block of West Windsor Avenue when someone opened fire about 8:05 p.m. Police said the shooting may have been gang-related.
Corteze Reed, 23, of the 1900 block of West Chase Avenue in Rogers Park, was shot in his chest and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 10:05 p.m., authorities said.
No one was in custody.
On Sunday morning, neighbors on the mostly residential block said they weren't surprised by the shooting. According to residents and business owners, gang activity has been a problem near Windsor Avenue and Sheridan Road for some time.
In August, five people were shot outside the Uptown Baptist Church, just around the corner in the 4500 block of North Sheridan Road.
"It's not even summer yet. It's ridiculous," neighbor Sherry Geddes said Sunday morning. "I don't know what they need. Jobs? Education? It's a shame."
Geddes said she was at work when the shooting happened Saturday night. She learned about it from her daughter, who was at home and heard gunshots.
"That's scary," Geddes said. "You hear about bullets coming through windows. It's always someone innocent."
Another resident, who didn't want to be named, said he was disappointed by the shooting since the corner has been quiet for a few nights.
"I thought we had it somewhat curbed, but I knew they wouldn't be away too long," he said. "From their own words, they think they own [this area]. It's their turf. ... I hate to see the young kids being sucked in."