Michael Whitford | Homicide Watch Chicagohttp://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/michael-whitford/Latest news about Michael Whitforden-usTue, 18 Jul 2017 09:33:09 -0500Michael Whitford killed in drive-by shooting while returning home from work in East Sidehttp://homicides.suntimes.com/2017/07/18/michael-whitford-killed-in-drive-by-shooting-while-returning-home-from-work-in-east-side/<p><iframe src="http://homicides.suntimes.com/api/v1/homicides/2516.html" width="100%" height="350" frameborder=0></iframe></p> <p><a href="http://homicides.suntimes.com/victims/michael-whitford/">Michael Whitford</a> was killed in a drive-by shooting late Friday as he returned home from work in the East Side neighborhood on the Far South Side. A second man was wounded in the incident.</p> <p>A family member wrote on Facebook that Whitford, 49, "had just arrived home from work and was exiting his vehicle when he and his friend were confronted by multiple gunmen." </p> <p>As Whitford and the 54-year-old man got out of their vehicle at 10:43 p.m. in the 10600 block of South Green Bay Avenue, someone fired shots from a white SUV, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.</p> <p>"He was an innocent bystander in a drive by altercation," his nephew wrote on Facebook.</p> <p>Whitford was shot in the back and died at 11:35 p.m. at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to the medical examiner’s office and police. He lived on the same block as the shooting.</p> <p>His friend was shot in the face, and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said. His condition had stabilized.</p> <p><a href="https://www.gofundme.com/memorial-for-michael-whitford">A GoFundMe page</a> has been set up to help the family with expenses.</p> <p>The author said of Whitford: "Mike was a loving Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle, and Friend." </p> <p><em>--Chicago Sun-Times Wire</em></p> Jeff MayesTue, 18 Jul 2017 09:33:09 -0500http://homicides.suntimes.com/2017/07/18/michael-whitford-killed-in-drive-by-shooting-while-returning-home-from-work-in-east-side/Michael Whitford