One Man Dies During Bellwood Shooting On May 21

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 || By Michael Romain ||@maywoodnews || Updated: 6:08 p.m.

One man is dead after a shooting that happened on May 21 on the 2400 block of Randolph Ave. in Bellwood.

According to police dispatch records, calls of shots fired came in at around 9:23 p.m. on Monday. Roughly five minutes later, police reported that “two young, black males in black hoodies were seen running westbound” through a building on the 500 block of 25th Ave.

The man sustained “severe gunshot wounds to the head and the arms,” police said. The victim was later identified by both police and the Cook County Medical Medical Examiner’s office as 21-year-old Solomon Russell III, who lived in on the block where the shooting took place.

Russell was rushed to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where he was pronounced dead at 9:40 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office. An autopsy conducted by the office on Tuesday confirmed that Russell died from multiple gunshot wounds.

Police said that there were numerous casings on the ground when they arrived. The area near Oak and 25th was taped off some time after 10 p.m.

So far, it isn’t known whether or not police have anyone in custody. Attempts to contact Bellwood police on Tuesday afternoon were unsuccessful. VFP 

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