86-year-old Donald ‘Donnie Mac’ McNamara found shot to death in his Canaryville home

Eight-six-year-old Donald L. McNamara was found shot to death Thursday afternoon in his South Side Canaryville neighborhood home.

McNamara’s daughter found him bleeding from his head just after 4 p.m. in the 4100 block of South Wallace, where he had lived for over 2 years, according to authorities and friends.

When paramedics arrived, they found a puncture wound to the back of his head, Chicago Police said.

McNamara was taken to Northwestern Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:31 p.m., authorities said.

An autopsy Friday found he died of a gunshot wound to the head and ruled his death a homicide, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Community activist Andrew Holmes, who is offering a $1,000 reward for information,” said McNamara, known to friends as “Donnie,” “didn’t deserve it. He’s 86 and we are going to do everything we can do help solve this case.”

Police are viewing surveillance video from the area in hopes of finding a suspect in the killing of McNamara, a military veteran and retired delivery driver who was the father of eight.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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