Man fatally shot in drive-by outside 47th Street Green Line station


A man was gunned-down during a drive-by shooting in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood Tuesday night, just steps from the overhead 47th Street Green Line train platform.

Police said 19-year-old Kevin Ambrose was walking near East 47th Street and South Prairie Avenue when gunfire erupted from a light-colored sedan passing by about 11:04 p.m.

Ambrose, who lived nearby in the 4800 block of South Prairie Avenue, ran through a vacant lot trying to flee his attackers, but collapsed in a nearby alley with a gunshot wound to the back, authorities said.

He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he was pronounced dead at 11:44 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

No one was in custody as Area Central detectives investigated.

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