- A relative of a man who died after being shot along with five others Friday afternoon in the Austin neighborhood said social media led to his cousin's death.
"Facebook killed him, that's what did it," a man who said he was a cousin of the victim said as he looked over the shooting scene from behind yellow police tape. "They boxing over Facebook. It's so stupid."
The shooting happened shortly after 1:30 p.m. in the 5600 block of West Corcoran Place, just south of the CTA Green Line Central Avenue stop, according to police. Police estimated the person killed, who was taken Loyola University medical center and was pronounced dead, was age 17 to 19, but the relative said he was 23. Four other men and a teenage boy were wounded and all were in good condition at West Suburban Medical Center.
So the west side racking up numbers this spring in multiples. Six the other day, six today, doubles are almost as commonplace as rats. Some comments are saying this is all related to the United Center last week. If true, it must have been a heck of a grudge to rack up a body count this impressive.