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Oak Park Police Are Looking Into a ‘targeted Shooting’ of a Chicago Man
On the evening of December 26, police in Oak Park is conducting an investigation into the death of a Chicago resident who was 27 years old and who they suspect was the victim of a “targeted gunshot.” According to the Oak Park Police Department, the victim, identified as Dennis Johnson, was discovered with several gunshot wounds near the rear of a laundromat located at 14 Chicago Ave.
The victim is a resident of the 1300 block of North Mayfield Avenue in the city of Chicago. At 8:38 p.m., the police got a report that bullets had been fired at the location in question. According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, Johnson received medical treatment from Oak Park paramedics before being transferred to Loyola University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 9:23 p.m. after arriving there.
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The village of Oak Park issued a news release in which it stated that “the early police investigation suggests that Johnson was targeted by an assailant.” Johnson was the victim of an assault (s). The Oak Park Police Department does not currently have any cause to believe that there is a threat that is actively engaging the community at this time.