Kay Kong charged with murder in Bridgeport shooting

Kay Kong / Photo from Chicago Police
Kay Kong / Photo from Chicago Police


A McKinley Park man has been charged with murder for a Thursday night shooting in the Bridgeport neighborhood that left one man dead and another wounded, police said.

Emergency personnel found 22-year-old Eric Magna and another man shot in an alley in the 1300 block of West 31st Street about 11:30 p.m. Thursday, police said.

Magana, of the 700 block of Newell Avenue in Calumet City, was shot in the head and died at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, authorities said.

Another man, 19, was shot in the abdomen area and taken to Stroger Hospital for treatment, police said.

A woman who lives on the block said she heard six gunshots, an unusual occurrence for the neighborhood.

“I have grandchildren and we sit out here every night in the summer, and we’ve never seen anything like this,” according to the woman, who asked to remain anonymous.

On Saturday, police announced that 35-year-old Kay Kong was charged with first-degree murder, aggravated battery for the discharge of a firearm and armed violence.

Prosecutors said shooting happened after an argument over money during a marijuana transaction, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Kong, of the 3400 block of South Wood Street, was ordered held without bond Sunday.

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