Craig Bannister dies three days after being shot in East Garfield Park

Craig Bannister died Wednesday afternoon of injuries he suffered in an East Garfield Park shooting that left another man wounded early Sunday.

The two men, 28 and 30, were standing outside about 4 a.m. in the 3300 block of West Walnut when someone walked up and fired shots, according to Chicago Police.

Bannister, 28, of the 400 block of North Central, was shot in the head and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died Wednesday at 12:04 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy Friday ruled his death a homicide.

The older man was shot in the left thigh and was taken to Mount Sinai, where his condition was stabilized.

Police are investigating whether the shootings were gang-relaed.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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