ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, DEC. 30, 2012 AND THEREAFTER - In this Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 photo, a lone cross stands in a vacant lot on the corner of 79th and Loomis in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. Up to 80 percent of Chicago's murders and shootings are gang-related, according to police. By one estimate, the city has almost 70,000 gang members. A police audit last spring identified 59 gangs and 625 factions; most are on the South and West sides. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
By// Mariah Craddick
Two men were shot Monday in the Hyde Park neighborhood in Chicago, about eight blocks from President Barack Obama’s home there, according to NBC Chicago.
Police reported that the shooter came into an apartment building and opened fire on a 39-year-old man, striking him in the chest; he died at the scene. A 22-year-old man was also shot in the hand but was taken to the hospital and is listed in good condition.
Police are investigating whether the shooting is gang-related. This is the third homicide in the Hyde Park neighborhood this year.