Peter Nickeas, Chicago Tribune –
A man was shot and killed Saturday in the South Shore neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, according to authorities.
Jason Gatewood, 31, of the 10400 block of South Wentworth Avenue, was pronounced dead at 12:57 p.m. Saturday after being shot about 4:50 a.m., a spokeswoman for the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.
According to preliminary report, Gatewood exited a car with two other males shortly before 5 a.m. on the 1400 block of East 76th Street, said Police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez.
Witnesses told police they saw the three walk to a grassy area when one of the people Gatewood was walking with pulled out a gun and shot him multiple times, Perez said.The gunman and the other male fled the scene in a dark-colored vehicle.
Police responded to a call of shots fired and found Gatewood lying in the grass with several gunshot wounds to his body, Perez said.
The motive behind the shooting is unknown.
As of 8 a.m., no one was in custody for the shooting. Police are investigating.