Police release surveillance photos from fatal Gold Coast shooting

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Surveillance photo from the scene of a fatal shooting Wednesday night in the Gold Coast. | Chicago Police

A man was fatally shot in the Gold Coast neighborhood Wednesday night and Chicago Police have released surveillance photos from the scene.

The 26-year-old victim was shot in the 1200 block of North Clark Street at 8:09 p.m., according to police and fire officials.

Witnesses said the man was part of a group on one side of Clark that was arguing with a group on the other side.

Despite traffic, the groups converged in the middle of the street, at which point someone shot the victim twice, according to Dennis Trelinski, who saw the shooting from his eighth-floor balcony half a block south of the crime scene.

Even with two gunshot wounds, the man continued to yell at the shooter from the asphalt, Trelinski said. The shooter, who had walked away, then walked back into the street and shot him several more times.

The victim was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he later died, police said. His name had not been released as of Thursday morning.

The shooter got into a vehicle and drove away in an unknown direction, police said.

Chicago Police released two surveillance photos from the scene Thursday morning, one showing the suspected shooter and the other showing the getaway car.