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$10,000 Raised For Father Slain In Scottsdale

By Joe Ward | October 25, 2017 6:02am | Updated on October 27, 2017 11:34am
 Adam Furtick, 34, died after being shot while driving in Scottsdale.
Adam Furtick, 34, died after being shot while driving in Scottsdale.
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SCOTTSDALE — Friends and supporters have rallied around the family of a man fatally shot while driving on the Southwest Side.

Adam Furtick, 34, was driving home from a concert on Oct. 9 when he was shot in a "random act of senseless violence," according to police and family members who shared his story on GoFundMe. He was found by police in his car in the 4300 block of West 79th Street and died at Advocate Christ Medical Center in an attack that has left his family shocked and heartbroken.

Family members have set up a GoFundMe account to help Furtick's wife and three children, an effort that has so far raised over $10,000. Frank Mastalerz, who started the fundraiser on behalf of Furtick's wife, said the family can use all the assistance it can get.

"Unfortunately, Adam has no life insurance and that is our main focus for starting this fund," Mastalerz wrote. The family was able to afford a burial and visitation because of the fundraiser, he said in an update posted to the site.

Furtick, who lived in suburban Bridgeview, was fatally shot while driving home from Concord Music Hall in what could have been a road rage incident, according to the Tribune. He had a lifelong love of rock music and had worked a job that set up stages for local concerts, according to the paper. 

To donate to Furtick's fundraiser, click here.