30-year-old Derrick Nelson shot to death on North Lawndale corner

Derrick Nelson was fatally shot Wednesday morning in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.

At 8:52 a.m., the 30-year-old Nelson was standing at the corner of 13th Street and Independence Boulevard when a man walked up, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office

The suspect pulled out a gun and shot Nelson several times. He was struck once in the head, once in each arm, and multiple times in the body, police said.

Nelson was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:28 a.m., authorities said. He lived in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.

The gunman ran away after the shooting, police said.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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